Phillips Smith Conwell

James Cook University – Cairns City Campus


CPB Contractors




Cairns CBD


Andrew Rankin

Featuring state-of-the-art collaborative teaching, study and meeting spaces, medical training facilities and a moot court, James Cook University’s (JCU) new Cairns City campus has brought the University full-circle to where it began in the city three decades ago.

Collaborating with local architect MMP Architects, we delivered a project that has become a benchmark for future JCU educational projects. The three level fitout including FF&E juxtaposes a mix of corporate and student learning spaces, catering predominantly for the medicine and law disciplines.

The learning spaces reflect the attributes of corporate quality, while maintaining an architecture that belongs to the students. The vibrant, sustainably designed spaces are open and flexible with an emphasis on innovative acoustical treatments and audio-visual integration.