Monash University Faculty of Art & Design (Building G)
Denton Corker Marshall
Australian Institute of Architects Victoriam Chapter Commendation Public Architecture 1999
The College of Art and Design on Monash University's Caulfield campus includes studios, teaching laboratories, offices, galleries, a lecture theatre and two studio apartments for visiting artists. These are provided in a three-level administration wing and a two-level studio wing.
The complex turns away from the noisy Dandenong Road/Princes Highway with an undulating aluminium wall highlighted by yellow sticks protruding from above and below. Upper level studios are illuminated with even south light and overlook a gallery through the building which serves as a student meeting and exhibition place.
An elevated walkway and bridge connects the studio building to the administration block on the other side of the gallery.
Kane was awarded the $10 million lump sum contract in 1997 with works completed at the end of 1998.