Award of Merit for City West Student Lounge

UniSA’s Student Lounge at City West campus has received an Award of Merit in the Interior Architecture category of the Australian Institute of Architects – SA Chapter Awards.

An Award of Merit recognises the project is a work of excellence, demonstrating consummate architectural skill that contributes to the advancement of architecture.

UniSA’s award winning student lounge.UniSA’s award winning student lounge.

This year 13 projects were submitted for consideration in this category, with one named award and two Awards of Merit presented at the awards night earlier this month.

Project Manager with UniSA’s Facilities Management Unit Joanne Camens, says Philips/Pilkington Architects did a wonderful job developing and detailing the conceptual ideas from students, along with Harrold and Kite Builders delivering the project in a tight time frame.

The new Student Lounge was initially developed as part of a UniSA Design Studio project to provide a direct insight into student needs. Chris Trotta through UniSA's Matchstudio integrated the ideas of six students into a concept proposal which Phillips/Pilkington Architects with Clare Kneebone developed into a welcoming new facility supporting extra-curricular life.

This project will now be considered for a national award in November.