Monash Business School Caulfield

The new Monash Business School is a unique education facility. Designed exclusively for post-
graduate and executive students the project transcends the traditional stereotype of cellular learning and delivers an environment which bridges the gap between executive-level education and a corporate environment.

Working within an existing speculative 90s style office building, NH Architecture approached the design with an attitude of increasing connectivity and transparency alongside the “Next Generation” teaching methodology and the “Better Teaching, Better Learning” agenda. The existing segregated office floor plates were transformed with the introduction of two interconnecting stairs. One within the existing building and the other in the new adjoining Pavilion housing a 160 seat auditorium. The distinct gold zinc cladding of the Pavilion is visible from Dandenong Road, Caulfield Racecourse and Caulfield train station and acts as a landmark element for both the Faculty and the broader University community.

Transparency and connection is maintained throughout with high performing acoustic glazed partitions decorated with patterns drawn from the iconic graphic images on the Australian currency. The arrival level is designed with the flexibility to transform from the traditional model of a corporate reception to a more informal meet and greet function space in line with the expectations of corporate industry leaders. This flexibility can expand or contract using the adjoining Pavilion, Reception, Boardroom, Gallery Staff and the Student Lounge. Access to an outdoor terrace further encourages the multi use of the venue.