The University of Western Australia
Shenton Park, Western Australia
Small animal multi-zone breeding and experimental facility
Property Council of WA Bassett Award for Sustainable Development - 2009
RAIA WA 2007 Architecture Award for Public Architecture - 2007
Best Public Building MBA Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards - 2007
Excellence in Energy Efficiency - Sponsored by the Sustainable Energy Development Office (SEDO)- MBA Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards - 2007
Structural Sub-Contractor of the Year - MBA Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards - 2007
Commendation - 2007 Colorbond Steel Award - 2007
Australian Steel Institute WA. Architecture Steel Design Award - 2007

Home to some of the nation’s leading scientists and researchers, the internationally accredited and highly sustainable biomedical facility is setting new standards in world class research and laboratory designs.

The building rests on a gently rising slope, its walls extending out to mark significant entry points anchoring it to the landscape. It is an iconic building developed to accommodate breeding of small animals and a range of experimental zones in Western Australia.

Unlike other institutions, the facility evokes a connection to the earth through the use of natural and recycled materials such as concrete, limestone and timber while still meeting international standards for its complex and technically challenging laboratories.