Opening in February 2009, 198 Berkeley Street is the latest addition to the University Square Precinct of the University of Melbourne.
Designed as a landmark structure, the building is rated 5 stars under the Green Building Council of Australia’s Education Pilot Tool. This project represents the first educational building of this scale (over 20,000m²) to achieve a 5-Star rating and represents a significant milestone in the development of Green Buildings in Australia.
Purpose designed to house the School of Economics and Commerce, the centrepiece of the 14 level combined academic and teaching facility is a 400 seat lecture theatre. Provision has also been made for a variety of teaching environments including seminar rooms, computer laboratories, and tiered lecture theatres together with associated ancillary facilities for the University’s largest school based population. The upper levels house the academic staff together with the schools administrative hub, the majority of which enjoy light filled offices with unimpeded views toward the CBD and surrounding areas.