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B316 Sciences Building

Set for completion in 2027, Curtin University’s B316 Sciences Building is an ambitious 20,000m² research and teaching facility designed to create a monumental shift, empowering students and staff to make a lasting impact on scientific industries.

Designed to reflect our commitment to sustainability, foster innovation, and enhance scientific research and education for the Faculty of Science & Engineering and Health Sciences for generations to come.

  • Project Benefits

The new facility will:
• Respond to future industries demands by developing graduates with cutting-edge skills.
• Grow the Higher Degree Research program through latest scientific equipment.
• Foster innovative collaborations with dedicated spaces.
• Attract world-class research scholars, creating a vibrant academic community.
• Solidify Curtin University’s position as a forward-thinking leader among global research institutions.

Project Features

  • Powered by solar renewable energy, targeting 6 Star Green Star rating.
  • Complex structural design protects sensitive research equipment from external impacts such as vibration.
  • Embracing the ethos of ‘Science on display,’ the architecture features open planning and extensive glass to showcase scientific research.
  • Introducing a new major entry into the campus to enhance pedestrian connectivity and amplify the greenification of the campus.
  • Complementing Curtin’s brutalist architecture while integrating permeable design elements like the atrium staircase and informal spaces, creating a visually striking and functional environment.
  • Engineered for collaboration, fostering cross-disciplinary research to cultivate practical health solutions for local and global communities.
  • Specialised dry and PC2 labs facilitate diverse faculty disciplines and provide students with access to top-tier scientific resources.
  • Dynamic teaching labs are designed to accommodate up to 380 students.
  • Futuristic multi-modal facilities on Level 3 are dedicated to house WA School of Mines: Mineral, Energy & Chemical Engineering and strengthen its global ranking.
  • Home to the John de Laeter Research Centre, relocated to provide researchers with enhanced access to exclusive equipment for advanced research and commercial services.