University of Tasmania School of Architecture




This project involved the design of a new home for the UTAS School of Architecture and Design within an existing diesel workshop at the University’s Inveresk Campus in Launceston. The design approach builds on the industrial character of the building’s previous life as well as exemplifying the School’s strong environmental focus, timber research and ‘learning by making’ philosophy.Six Degrees Architects worked in collaboration with consultants, Sustainable Built Environments to ensure an integrated ESD process from inception through to project completion, reducing power and water use. The result is an example of how successful environmentally sustainable design can be achieved in an educational setting, even with a modest budget.


Patrick Rodriguez
University of Tasmania
8 Invermay Rd, Launceston 
2007 AIA (National) Award for Sustainable Architecture
2007 AIA (Tas) Sustainable Architecture Award
2007 AIA (Tas) Public Architecture Award
2007 AIA (Tas) Heritage Architecture Award
2007 AIA (National) Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage
Artichoke, Issue 19
Architecture AU, Jul 2007