Client:
The University of Queensland
Location:
Brisbane, Queensland
Awards:
Australian Interior Design Award for Sustainability Advancement - 2017
AIA QLD Public Architecture F. D. G. Stanley Award - 2016
AIA QLD Award for Best Interior Architecture - 2016
AIA National Daryl Jackson Award for Educational Architecture - 2016
AIA National Architecture Award for Interior Architecture - 2016
AIA National Architecture Award for Sustainability - 2016
Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Best Completed Health Building Award - 2015
INSIDE Interior Design Award Health & Education - 2015
IIDA Global Excellence Award for Education - 2015
Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Best Higher Education and Research Building Award - 2015
CIA Queensland State Award for Excellence in Building Projects - 2015

Hames Sharley, in association with Cox Rayner, designed the new $120 million Oral Health Centre (OHC) for the University of Queensland. Using the latest in both simulation techniques and state-of-the-art facilities for the treatment of patients, the OHC is Australia’s largest and most advanced tertiary oral health facility, combining research, education, training, and specialist expertise in patient care. The Oral Health Centre teaching facilities include clinical simulation areas, pre-clinical laboratories, lecture/seminar rooms and research laboratories. Facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate education include some 187 dental chairs distributed across 11 clinics, covering general practice dentistry, oral rehabilitation, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral radiology, oral medicine, periodontics, endodontics, special needs dentistry and other specialist services, as well as a state-of-the-art imaging centre, a learning centre and a library. Building on the experience gained on the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, Hames Sharley was able to provide both clients and partners with the knowledge to create a facility that is a benchmark for oral health training facilities in Australia and internationally.

In late 2016 The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre was awarded three national Australian Institute of Architects awards, making it the single most awarded project in Australia across all categories for 2016.