The Law Library’s ground-floor refurbishment project improved the look and feel of the entry and half of the ground-floor level to create an open space, and provided an interactive area and high-quality facility for students.

This was the first stage of works proposed for the Law Library and was funded by the Law School Fund.

Stage 1 works included:

  • Collaborative student seating
  • Consolidation of staff into a single area to provide increased space for collaborative study spaces
  • New service point
  • New furnishings to refurbished area
  • Minor works to mechanical, electrical and information technology infrastructure 
Timing

The stage 1 refurbishment was completed in the first half of 2017, and re-opened in time for semester 2, 2017.

Impacts

The stage 1 works occurred on the northern-side of the ground-floor and immediately adjacent to the entry of the building, which was closed for the duration of the works. 

History of the Law Building

The Law Building, including the Law Library is over 50 years old. It was first occupied in 1966 and was designed by architect Gus Ferguson who received a Royal Australian Institute of Architects Bronze Medal for the building in 1969 and subsequently, an Australian Institute of Architects 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture in 2010, recognising the significance of his design of the building. Ferguson Architects provided the architectural consultancy services for the refurbishment.

Project enquiries

If you have any questions relating to this project, contact Kate Inglis on 6488 7664, or kate.inglis@uwa.edu.au