acu School of arts
This project for the Australian Catholic University involved the conversion of and addition to three historic buildings in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Spaces for academic staff are included as well as a collaborative learning space for early childhood studies that connects with an outdoor area. The offices of the Associate-Vice-Chancellor occupy one of the upgraded existing buildings at 32 Brunswick Street.
The design preserves and enhances the historic streetscape of Brunswick Street and creates a new landscaped open space at the rear of the three properties that is the main access for staff and students and also links via Graham Street to the main campus that fronts onto Victoria Parade.
In 2016, Harmer Architecture was commissioned by ACU to re-purpose the previously Early Childhood Studies building for the School of Arts as a part of developing the complex into an Arts Precinct for the university.