Sir Louis Matheson Library

Monash University, Caulfield East, Melbourne, Victoria

The major redevelopment of the Sir Louis Matheson Library has transformed an essential, but tired, facility into an attractive and engaging learning-research environment for students and academics, and an enhanced and more efficient workplace for staff. With an increased student capacity and a rich array of formal and informal learning settings, the Library invites visitors on a journey of discovery and delight within an environment showcasing unique historic items and fine art pieces.

Functionally, the redevelopment broadens the Library’s appeal for students, researchers and external guests, providing improved services, user comfort and wayfinding.  The needs of contemporary students are met through a suite of settings catering for individual, quiet study as well as group-based, active learning complemented by the seamless, subtle integration of modern technologies.

With an enhanced entrance, complemented by a new café, the Library is now the reinvigorated academic and emotional heart of the Monash University Clayton campus.

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Client
Monash University
Project Status
2013-2017
Key Consultants
AECOM
Contractor / Builder
Hansen Yuncken
Cost
$25,000,000
Gross Floor Area
17,350m2
Steph Wan Hok Chee
Steven Harth