JCB was engaged by Monash University to undertake the extensive refurbishment Building 50, first built in the 1970s. The new Monash Academics Club caters for staff and guests at the Monash University’s Clayton campus, and replaces the Monash Metro/business lounge.

The tired and unwelcoming façade of the original building has been opened up and invigorated, while the landscape interface has been enriched and improved. Together the refurbished building and landscape enhance the public realm, at this important location immediately adjacent to the University’s historic Forum.

The completed project was delivered successfully with a modest budget and within a very tight time frame. Spatial and circulation efficiencies have been improved, while a high quality, multi-purpose meeting place has been created, for staff and guests to relax, meet, dine and work. The Club also includes a walk-up coffee bar and public café.




Australian Interior Design Awards - Best of State Award Victoria. Commerical Interior



Gross Floor Area:

1,360 sqm


Monash University


Peter Clarke