The University of Sydney’s $1.4 billion Campus Improvement Plan


NBRS+Partners Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Precinct Masterplan

Sourced from the Architecture AU article on The University of Sydney Campus Improvement Plan, “Green light for Sydney Uni’s $1.4 billion master plan”, NBRS look further at their involvement in this multi-million dollar upgrade.

Globally, Universities are in the race to create the most internationally attractive world class facilities, comprising a collation of innovative teaching and learning spaces, functional accommodation, leading service hubs and visually impressive grounds.

Under the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, multiple Architecture and Design firms have come together to create a six key precinct master plan which aims to progress The University of Sydney into a future of enriched education, growth in student numbers and growth in jobs.

One of the new projects under the Campus Improvement Plan is the Masterplan for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. NBRS have been awarded this Masterplan project drawing from its team of urban designer, higher education planners, architects, and landscape architects to respond to the Faculty’s aspirations and population projections for the next 10 years.

The development in the Masterplan opens up a realm of possibilities for university members and non-university members, with the entire plan aiming to;

“…See the university increase its student population by 10,000 as well as accommodate an extra 4,000 students on campus. Economically, it is expected to generate 15,000 jobs during construction phase and create 400 permanent positions afterwards.”

NBRS continues its long standing relationship with The University of Sydney through past projects such as the Economics School, Anderson Stuart School of Medicine and the School of Psychology.  NBRS is a research based Architectural design practice with specialists in Higher Education, Facilities and Master Planning. Our fundamental understanding about learning spaces enables the creation of leading infrastructure in a global context.


NBRS+PARTNERS is a people focused, research based studio that aims to enrich lives. By developing creative design partnerships our portfolio spanning public and private sectors exhibit an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to design environments that will have positive life changing affect. Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRS+PARTNERS global interdisciplinary design practice with expertise in Architecture, Heritage, Interiors, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led international architecture practice based in Sydney Australia. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise. Our design-minded, 50 strong team’s unique focus on creative partnerships helps to realise solutions, with extraordinary results.

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