ANU College Fulton Muir Building, Canberra

role Interior Design

value $3.5 million

area 2,200m²

completion date March 2011

client ANU Enterprise

Located within the Australian National University (ANU) campus, ANU College is a teaching institution that provides a pathway for international students to achieve the required language levels to enter courses at the University. The Fulton Muir building was built as an office building in the early 1980s. The project brief sought to transform the ground and first floor levels into a new tertiary teaching college.

The design provides a professional, contemporary, and comfortable environment that supports the College function requirements. The design concept is inspired from the geography and the natural environment of Australia which has been interpreted through material finish and design detailing throughout the interior spaces.

Ground floor works include the transformation of the entry foyer, administration, reception area, student breakout area, additional classrooms, and ancillary office spaces. The first floor refurbishment comprises teaching spaces, classrooms and two central study areas.

Signage and way finding are an integral part of the overall solution. The bold graphics used throughout adds an element of fun and aids the overall brand and impression of ANU College.