The Research Innovation Science and Engagement (RISE) Precinct was to be part of the new science and technology precinct enabling a paradigm shift in the University’s research footprint at Deakin University’s Burwood Campus. The project comprised a new 9-storey multi-disciplinary research and teaching building, along with refurbishment of multiple buildings to create over 20,000m2 of space for the School of Information Technology, School of Life and Environmental Science and Institute for Frontier Materials. The project brief called for an innovation hub that:
– Fostered a culture of collaboration and connection between the three schools
– Enhanced the University’s cross-disciplinary research, providing new opportunities for industry collaboration, commercial research partnerships within an international research precinct
– Provide world-class, highly flexible and fit-for-purpose learning spaces for multi-discipline teaching.