Bond University Abedian School of Architecture named Gold Coast Building of the Year

10 March 2014

Bond University’s Abedian School of Architecture (ASA) was named “Public Building of the Year” at the 2014 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards on Feb. 28.

Bond University Architecture School
Inside the Abedian School of Architecture

The innovative, ultra-modern new building, designed by globally renowned architects Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham from CRAB Studios, London and built by ADCO Constructions,  also received the People’s Choice award and received a Regional Commendation, which means it will now be considered at the state-level Australian Institute of Architect’s (AIA) awards in June.
Assistant Professor of Architecture, Matthew Eagle also won “House of the Year” for his project in Palm Beach, which several of Bond University’s Architecture students were fortunate enough to tour last semester when it was under construction. His house will also be in the running for the AIA’s Queensland Architecture Awards in June.
The AIA jury of industry experts said the Abedian School of Architecture was a clear expression of an aspirational approach to design education.
“The idea of a collaborative learning is evident and complete in the entire building through its exquisite concrete structure, walls and surfaces to the furniture and elements of design process that inhabit the space,” they said.

About the Bond University Architecture School

The unique design of the architecture school provides an exceptional student learning experience. The concept of the building aims to foster collaboration at all levels from undergraduates to postgraduates where architectural students and academics can learn, create and exhibit in an open plan studio environment. The striking design of the building also acts as a teaching tool where theory comes to life, and will inspire innovation and creativity in students. The floating mezzanine, spiral stair cases, and internal street are just some of the design features that will excite and stimulate a contemporary education space in which students, industry and the community can learn, gather, and exhibit.
Program: Master of Architecture
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January and May
Application deadline: It is recommended that international students apply a minimum of three months prior to the semester starting date.
Entry Requirements

  • A portfolio of design work. Your portfolio should demonstrate your creative potential as an architect.  This can include examples of your undergraduate coursework, professional work, or other creative endeavours. You should attempt to convey your abilities in design studio, representation, and technical skills. Portfolios are to be in a single PDF file with a recommended layout size between A5 and A3. Files should not exceed 10MB.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in architecture deemed equivalent by the Dean.

Credit for Prior Study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed course outlines / subject descriptions for each relevant subject and certified copies of testamurs.

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