Client

Auckland University of Technology

Budget

$75 million

Contract Type

Construct only

Completed

Nov 2012

Location

Auckland

Sir Paul Reeves Building

Modern design for modern learning

Reflecting AUT’s position as ‘The University for the Changing World’, the Sir Paul Reeves Building is designed to reflect the latest thinking in educational architecture, with flexible working spaces that promote collaboration and innovation.

Named for former Chancellor Sir Paul Reeves, who was instrumental in establishing the current direction, spirit and prestige of the University, the 20,000m2 building features one of the most modern media teaching and learning spaces in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Key features of the facility include a 12-storey tower, glass-roofed atrium and green quad, while the Governor Fitzroy Plaza provides connections with the surrounding buildings, including the Faculty of Business and Law School. The atrium and linkages are supported by structural steel; work of varying complexity incorporating the full gambit of steel construction detailing.

With an emphasis on collaborative learning, all lobbies and break-out spaces feature open-plan study areas to prepare students for modern work environments. High-efficiency heating and air-conditioning, low-energy lighting and long-life materials also contribute to the visionary design and function of the buildings.

With an emphasis on collaborative learning, all lobbies and break-out spaces feature open-plan study areas to prepare students for modern work environments.

Constructed in a live campus adjacent to busy public areas and roadways, the project required careful liaison with University operational staff. 

Project Partners

Name Jasmax

Role Architect

Name Hargrave Group

Role Project Manager

Name Beca

Role Structural and services engineer