Seventh Heaven

This project won the Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture in the AIA Victoria 2013 awards.

Converting under-utilised roof space on the 7th floor into post-graduate student accommodation was a fantastic opportunity to work with an iconic Romberg and Boyd building. Originally designed by Romberg, Boyd took over and added the distinctive ‘Akubra’ roof to the top! The unique space required a different approach to the standard student housing model; with student rooms maximising their small footprint through the use of platforms to create zones, and flexible built-in furniture.

Ormond College, University of Melbourne
Emilio Fuscaldo, Imogen Pullar
Krueger Shopfitters
Jesse Marlow
‘This is a student garret, designer style and a worthy recipient of the inaugural Kevin Borland Award for small building works.’
2013 National Architecture Awards Jury Citation