The Australian National University
The Crawford School at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra is Australia’s leading policy school focused on Australia, Asia and the Pacific Region. This new, three storey building, situated in the grounds of Old Canberra House provides purpose- designed teaching spaces, academic/staff offices, conference rooms and a cafe. Teaching spaces include a 200- seat fan shaped tiered lecture theatre and a 70 seat ‘horse shoe’ shaped tiered theatre.
Partly situated within remnant native vegetation of the Acton Peninsula Conservation Area, this new building has been designed to minimise its impact and nestle into the existing landscape. The building incorporates a number of environmental initiatives including high levels of natural ventilation and day lighting, energy efficient mixed mode mechanical systems, tempered corridor spaces, rain water collection and water efficient fittings. The purpose designed building provides a new face for the Crawford School.