Phillips Smith Conwell

Griffith University – Medical & Oral Health Building


Thiess Contractors




Gold Coast, Queensland



The commission was to design and construct a collocated Medicine and Oral Health school in a period of less than 18 months with a corporate presence for the University on the Gold Coast. This required a focused team approach from client, contractor, consultant team and trades to develop a concept that would allow planning to continue while the basic structure and form were being resolved and documented.

The design concept was established and the precise envelope determined in a period of six weeks. The collocation added the complexity of a public dental clinic and dental technical laboratories to the already complex requirements of anatomy, research and simulated ward facilities along with the need for future expansion of research facilities on the site.