Vanessa CampbellDevelopment Manager, Operations, Carlton Connect Initiative
University of Melbourne
4:50 PM CASE STUDY: University of Melbourne’s Carlton Connect Initiative: Housing Graduate Students and Visiting Academics
The University of Melbourne is committed to developing Australia’s leading innovation precinct which will involve the co-location of industry, researchers, government and the community. Unlike most development projects, the Carlton Connect Initiative will develop 274 specialised student accommodation apartments to post-graduate students and visiting academics. To align the architectural design elements of the accommodation with the overall innovative precinct requirements, Vanessa will discuss the project vision and how the University of Melbourne is working with relevant stakeholders to achieve these goals.
- Respond to gaps within current university housing provision through diverse apartment offerings and cluster models specifically targeting graduates and visiting academics
- How the accommodation supports the University’s engagement objectives with the co-location of students, academics, researcher, entrepreneurs and industry partners, offering exciting opportunities for synergies and enriching educational experiences
- The design of the accommodation will foster an active and engaged cohort that meaningfully use facilities and amplify academic energy, contributing to the vibrancy of CCI