Client:
Edith Cowan University
Location:
Joondalup, Western Australia
Features:
Vario Health Institute consulting rooms, pathology laboratories, demonstration nursing wards, virtual wards, computer laboratories, lecturing and tutorial spaces and therapeutic garden

The building creates a distinctive presence on the Joondalup campus and consolidates all of the University’s health and biomedical science programs in one area. It houses the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine and the new multi-disciplinary health research body – The Vario Health Institute. The multiple ground level access points, attractive landscaping and open concourse areas present a welcoming and community orientated aspect while still communicating the vision of the university as a progressive and technologically cutting-edge institution. A key feature of the facility is the public open space and therapeutic garden.