The University of Queensland, Steele Building, Flexible Planning Studio

DM2 Architecture were approached to deliver a flexible teaching solution for the School of Geography, Planning & Environment to serve 140 students. The brief was to deliver a teaching space which multitasks as two informal studios, or one larger space via an operable wall.

The dividing wall panels are clad in magnetic whiteboard creating functional as display, exhibition and presentation surfaces. A ceiling made up of lightweight linear acoustic baffles controls noise and parallel linear lighting to create harmonious environments.

Three separate group study rooms featuring fluid bench seating, plywood frames and recessed joinery connect to the main studio via bi-fold doors allowing even more flexibility.

The University of Queensland
Project value:
$1.1 million
Team members:
Brad Muller, Samir Hamaiel