Forrest Hall | KHA (Kerry Hill Architects)

Forrest Hall | KHA (Kerry Hill Architects) | Photographer: Nicholas Putrasia

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Forrest Hall | KHA (Kerry Hill Architects)

Traditional Land Owners
Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar Nation

Western Australia

Interior Architecture
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
ADCO (Stage 2)
Jaxon Construction (Stage 1)
Glenn Russell
Nicholas Putrasia
Project summary

Forrest Hall is an accommodation facility for recipients of the Forrest Scholarship and visiting academics. It has been designed as a precinct that inspires and enhances their on-campus studying experience.

It is located on the eastern gateway of the University of Western Austalia’s campus, positioned between Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) to the south and a busy arterial road to the north. The facility has been designed to preserve views from key approaches to the campus.

At ground level, a public plaza provides a permeable pedestrian link to the river and a legible entry point to the buildings,a plaza divides the programme into separate wings for the scholars and the academics.

A series of stone screens and green walls filter light and noise to the naturally ventilated walkways that provide access to the accommodation.

National Architecture Awards Accolades
National Commendation for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Western Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

The Forrest Hall Precinct is the result of a unique collaboration between the University of Western Australia, the Forrest Research Foundation, the Minderoo Foundation and KHA.

The final outcome is a collection of crafted buildings which sit beautifully on the edge of Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River).

These buildings have become a place of shared experiences, learning and knowledge for residents, academics and the wider community, both local and global.

Forrest Hall provides a distinguished presence to the eastern gateway of the campus, representing UWA’s contribution to the creation of a world-leading collaborative centre of research in WA.

Project Practice Team

Amma Bunting, Team Member
Anna Hii, Team Member
Ashley Stucken, Team Member
Chloe Siinmaa, Team Member
Christopher Shaw, Team Member
Dean Adams, Team Member
Emily Sullivan, Team Member
Gaia Sebastiani, Team Member
Gertjan Groen, Team Member
Jacintha Walker, Team Member
Jack Bradshaw, Team Member
Jasmine Pummer, Team Member
Kendall Onn, Team Member
Kerry Hill, Team Member
Lan Nguyen, Team Member
Lee Kheng Teoh, Team Member
Lena Lena, Team Member
Levi Phillips, Team Member
Lucy Bothwell, Team Member
Lucy Dennis, Team Member
Maricel Marbus, Team Member
Nicholas Putrasia, Team Member
Patrick Kosky, Team Member
Seán McGivern, Team Member
Simon Cundy, Team Member
Stejara Timis, Team Member

Project Consultant and Construction Team

BEST Consultants, Electrical Consultant
BPA, Structural Engineer
HDA, Hydraulic Consultant
Herring Storer, Acoustic Consultant
IPS, Project Manager
IQEC, Electrical Consultant
Jacobs, Traffic Consultant
Link Engineering, Services Consultant
Plan-E, Landscape Consultant
Resolve Group, Building Surveyor
SGK, Services Consultant
Stantec, ESD Consultant
Strategic Fire Consulting, Fire Engineer

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Forrest Hall | KHA (Kerry Hill Architects) | Photographer: Nicholas Putrasia

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