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QUT Art Museum

A challenging brief required careful planning of spaces in order to create suitable spaces, identity and environement.

  • Client Queensland University of Technology
  • Location Brisbane, Queensland
  • Industry Cultural
  • Completion 2000
  • Cost $2M

This challenging brief required conversion of the lowest level of one on the University's original buildings into an international standard art gallery.

The outcome is a series of carefully planned spaces which limit their impact on the original structure. In order to provide height, floor levels were lowered by up to a metre. Gallery spaces are connected by a linear spine.

At each end of the spine, crisp picture windows provide connection to the outside levels giving context and orientation.

The resulting ambience is contemporary, light and open; a result of the detailed resolution and harmony of the spaces and materials.


  • RAIA Queensland Chapter Interiors Architecture Award, 2001
  • RAIA Brisbane Chapter Commendation, 2001
  • IES Australian & New Zealand International Lighting Award, 2001
  • IES Queensland Lighting Awards High Comendation, 2000
  • QMBA Best Refurbishment Project Under $3M