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University of Adelaide, by ARM Architecture

The dynamic upgrades ARM Architecture made across two buildings at the University of Adelaide are proof that creating effective learning environments is about more than providing practical outcomes for students.

University of Adelaide Common Teaching Area Architect: ARM Architecture

Project Manager: Rob Hutson, University of Adelaide

Builder: Sarah Constructions

Structural Engineer: WGA

Services Engineer: BCA Engineers

Acoustic Engineer: Marshall Day

A&V Technology: University of Adelaide

Building Certifier: Katnich Dodd


Budget: $1.9m

Length: 24 weeks



Breakout Spaces: ‘Moooi’ extension chair, new antique container stools & tables, Space Furniture. ‘Nau’ rev stool, Cult. ‘Ellis’ ottoman, Grazia & Co. Teaching Spaces: ‘Krossi’ student table, Schiavello. Throughout: ‘Herman Miller’ caper chair, Easmes DSR chair, Innerspace SA.



Breakout space Sneak Trim 2.0, Box 2.0, Neon LED, Teaching space highline 60, Lecture Theatre Hoop deep edge 104 downlight, Est Lighting. Lecture Theatre ‘Heavy Rain’ wall light, Ilanel. Breakout space ‘Cloche’ ceiling light, ISM Objects. Foyer ‘SystemKanal 50’ lighting, Efficient Lighting Systems. Breakout ‘KTS Kopa Track’ spotlight, Kopaglobal.



Lecture theatre and teaching space ‘Atelier EGE Carpet’, Rugs Carpets & Design. Foyer and breakout ‘Bolon by You’ vinyl, The Andrews Group. Breakout and teachers space ‘Quietspace & Cube’ acoustic panels, Autex. Breakout space ‘Designers Guild / Bagatelle Reglisse / Croisette Rainette’ and ‘Cole & Sons’ wallpaper, Breakout space ‘Designers Guild / Soft Jardin / Mathura Graphite’ and ‘House of Hackney’ fabric Radford Furnishings. Breakout space ‘Vision / Replik’ wallpaper, Vision Wall. Lecture Theatre ‘Casamance / Oxymore 3’ wallpaper, Zepel Fabrics. Breakout ‘Spectrum emerald’ leather, Pelle Leathers. Breakout ‘Lift’ and ‘Checkers’ fabric, lecture theatre ‘Sudden Foil’ fabric, Kvadrat Maharam. Lecture theatre ‘Blaze Paprika’, ‘Ashcroft Ocean’ fabric, Warwick Fabric. ‘Ravine’ Natural, Sepia, and Aegean oak joinery, Polytec. ‘Duropal’ anti fingerprint joinery, Benchtop City. ‘Spraywool’ ceiling acoustic spray, Knauf Insulation. Breakout ‘Frieda’ paint, Porters Paints. Lecture theatre ‘Sassy’ paint, teaching spaces ‘Stone’ and ‘Knave’ paint, foyer ‘Grey Cabin’ paint, lecture theatre ‘Taupe White’ and ‘Winnipeg Fog’ paint, Dulux.


Read up on the University of Adelaide project here.

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