An award-winning learning experience
We do things differently at Murdoch. A great education is not just about information in textbooks. It’s about feeling, seeing, and experiencing your studies, which is why we are changing the way you learn with our new teaching building Boola Katitjin now open.
Boola Katitjin is designed to enhance your study experience and provide you with a fresh space to learn, collaborate and socialise, so it might just become your favourite spot to study, do group assignments and hang with friends on campus!
Boola Katitjin won the Daryl Jackson Award for Educational Architecture and National Award for Sustainable Architecture at the 2023 National Architecture Awards, with the building commended as bold and transformative, tech-enabled and sustainable with a strong connection to country.
Boola Katitjin– enhancing your uni experience
Boola Katitjin combines modern, sustainable design and digital technology to bring you the best possible student experience. The building features the first Tech-Enabled Learning (TEL) desks in the country, allowing students to connect with any device, collaborate with their group, and present and share with the class their work from anywhere in the world.
With student well-being at its heart, the building follows biophilic design principles, connecting occupants to nature, through features such as expansive views over the Beeliar wetlands and the breezeways which allow for natural ventilation. It also has two new food and beverage outlets as well as universal accessibility and inclusive design including all gender amenities and parents’ rooms.
Brand-new building built for you to learn, study and socialise in.
New learning experience
Uses AR and VR technology making in-person learning more fun and interactive with both your teachers and peers.
One stop shop
Home to your new Student Services area, the building has support facilities, needs and new retailers all in one place.
Cares for the environment
A modern and sustainable timber design complete with PV cells across the roof – designed to achieve a Six Star Green Star rating.
Easy to get to
Creates a new campus entry that can be easily accessed on the bus route and is close to transport links.
About the project
At the centre of Murdoch University's Perth campus, Boola Katitjin provides a mindful and technology-rich educational experience to learn, connect and belong. Students, staff and industry alike can meet, work, and engage in the building’s 21 large flat-floor format teaching and learning spaces, technology-rich labs, and immersive industry collaboration facilities.
There is extensive areas for informal ‘peer to peer’ learning, student services and a series of innovative research and industry engagement spaces.
The largest Mass Engineered Timber (MET) building in Western Australia, Boola Katitjin plays a key role in the University’s new strategy, Building a Brighter Future, Together - Ngala Kwop Biddi, reflecting its three pillars of Sustainability; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and becoming the University of Choice for First Nations people.’
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