Earth Sciences Administration Building – Australian National University

The new building was developed to focus the research school towards a definable entry point that will consolidate future campus planning.  An initial feasibility study was prepared with costing options to help formulate a business case to obtain project funding.  The building is now the new front door to the Research School of Earth Sciences and includes an entry foyer and reception, open office spaces, executive offices, meeting rooms, student research areas, seminar rooms and staff facilities.

Environmental systems include; rainwater storage and reuse, natural ventilation, cooling using the rainwater, thermal mass, low energy lighting, high levels of insulation using an insulated panel system, double glazing.