The Andrew N. Liveris Building supports UQ researchers and students to address sustainability challenges facing our world, to create positive change for developing populations.
The project was realised thanks to a historic gift from Mr Andrew Liveris and Mrs Paula Liveris. The building is a fitting acknowledgment of one of UQ’s most accomplished graduates, which also houses the Andrew N Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership, giving life to the family’s passion for supporting future generations of leaders.
At 11 storeys high, the building is the tallest building on UQ’s St Lucia campus, and the home for the School of Chemical Engineering. With 500 square metres of teaching space and 2000 square metres of laboratory space, it acts as a vibrant hub for industry and interdisciplinary collaboration to address global challenges in areas such as energy, water and sustainable manufacturing.
It also has glass-walled research laboratories, allowing visitors to watch research as it happens, and fit-for-purpose equipment to allow researchers to safely test reactors, x-ray machines and lasers.
A collaborative work between Lyons and M3 Architecture, the projects design envisages a truly sustainable future. It is more than just smart architecture – it has the potential to unlock ways for Australia to transition to a sustainable, zero-emissions economy.
Food & Beverage, Patina Restaurant and Merlo Cafe are open on Saturday
Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: 2022 AIA Queensland Architecture Medallion 2022 AIA Beatrice Hutton Award for Educational Architecture 2022 AIA Karl Langer Award for Urban Design 2022 AIA Queensland Commendation for Interior Architecture 2022 John Dalton Award for Building of the Year at the 2022 Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards