Development of a new facility for the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

New state-of-the-art building for ANU Research School of Social Sciences

The Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) is currently spread across 10 different buildings on the University campus. To bring RSSS together into one physical space, the University plans to build a new collaborative and multidisciplinary research and education environment.

This six storey building – due for completion by the end of 2019 – will enable the RSSS community to continue to find creative solutions to Australia’s current and future social, political and economic challenges.

The new RSSS building will feature around 12,000m² of space, consisting of quality office space as well as dedicated learning and public forum areas, seminar and lecture rooms and an auditorium.

It has been designed as a ‘building in the park,’ utilising materials such as timber, glass and concrete to exude a timeless quality while being able to adapt to future workplace, teaching and learning advancements.

Status Update

The building structure works are ongoing, with level 3 slab poured mid of February 2019. By the end of February 2019, the north-face of the new building will reach level 4. Increased activity will be occurring on site over the next few weeks.

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