Curtin University, St Catherine’s College

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Located at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus in Perth, the Exchange development provides an integrated student accommodation precinct with approximately 900 student rooms in a diverse mix of accommodation typologies.

The proposal includes a variety of room sizes and the range of included facilities/shared facilities and family style groupings to maximise the “home away from home” experience.

The College is designed to encourage long-term relationships between occupants, whilst creating personal and ongoing relationships to the university. It will provide a more active postgraduate and alumni experience. The design promotes a collegiate atmosphere through common areas that promote student interaction within a safe and secure environment.

Drawing inspiration from native flora and fauna, design elements within both architecture and interiors celebrate the Australian banksia. The overall palette of colours and materials, including an abundance of prints, colours and textures, celebrates the landscape and native flora. Externally, design elements such as feature façade balcony balustrades draw upon local botanical influences.


  • Winner for the UDIA Environmental Excellence 2022