The Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), formerly known as the Eskitis Institute, is a research institute which focusses on early stage and pre-clinical drug discovery.
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 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.