RMIT Animation Studios


Sector: Education

Address: Building 7, Swanston Street, Melbourne

Client: RMIT University

Final($): 800,000

Duration: May - July 2016

Architect: Spowers

This project was a first for RMIT upgrading a teaching space during a narrow window in the mid-semester break. Short-time frame and live environment specialists, Harris HMC was engaged to improve and upgrade facilities for the School of Media and Communications Animation Studio located in the disused south-west corner of Level 3 in Building 7 at the city campus. With a floor area of approximately 250m2, the studios were incorporated into an existing space with overall aesthetics and finishes to replicate earlier upgrade works.

The new space required a high-level audio visual and communications commissioning with the client’s key objective to complete works ready for the commencement of classes in Semester 2. The scope of works included:

  • Erection of hoardings to protect students and minimise the dispersion of dust
  • Strip out space and walls
  • Installation of new glazed aluminium partitions and walls
  • Installation of high quality custom joinery for circulation space
  • New custom-made furniture for teaching and breakout spaces
  • Installation of new perforated feature ceiling
  • Installation and commissioning of new integrated audio visual system.