Facilities & services

We innovate, rethink, and upgrade our teaching spaces, facilities and equipment so that we continue to produce the best graduates in Australia.

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Digital Fabrication Lab

The Digital Fabrication Lab, located at the Squarehouse, houses 3D imaging machines and printers. This includes a Zund S3 textile cutter, a Mcor IRIS 3D paper printer, six plastic 3D printers and universal laser cutters.

City Analytics Lab

The City Analytics Lab (CAL) is a dedicated space designed to support collaborative city planning and user centred design. CAL compromises a large decision support theatre, and three dedicated Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented (AR) Reality rooms, along with a Tangible Table sandbox and observation rooms for undertaking experiments.

The Livability Lab

The Livability Lab, part of the Enabling Built Environments Program (EBEP), investigates the design of the built environment for those who are often excluded from design decisions. The lab boasts an 18 camera 3D motion capture system, handheld 3D scanner, pressure mats and an array of anthropometric measurement equipment to assess ergonomics, biomechanics and usability.

The Gallery

The ground and mezzanine levels of the Red Centre form an exhibition and gallery space for the school. The gallery exhibition space also features a state-of-the-art sound system and digital screen display.

Studio space

The school has purpose-built, natural light-filled studio spaces located in the Red Centre and  Squarehouse. These studios act as core spaces for the design courses where students can explore their creativity.

General photocopying, printing, plotting & scanning

The main print/copy facility in the school (Red Centre level 1) has a range of devices, including  access to multiple A4/A3 colour printers and copiers, A0 black and white plotters and scanners and  a colour A0 laser plotter. Outside the main print/copy room, there are black and white A4 printers in the computer labs. Research students have dedicated devices in their areas.

The university's wireless internet service is available in all the student areas for laptops and other mobile devices.


The School of Built Environment has bookable student lockers available for use by undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Red Centre.