Located on Level One, the Brian Lewis Atrium is a magnificent indoor plaza, the ‘heart’ of our new home.
It is a theatrical and collaborative space which represents the centrality of studio teaching in the Melbourne School of Design’s academic approach. The Atrium, with its bespoke seating and work areas, is a destination in itself, not just a transit area.
Level 1's Landmarks
Brian Lewis Atrium
The Atrium is a breath-taking plaza. It was designed as a key focus of our community of learning, combining many functions in a single large space.
The large window to the east can be opened fully to improve the thermal performance of the atrium and minimise artificial cooling.
The MSD building is home to 33 studio spaces. Many of our studios are named for our supporters.
Hansen Yunken Suspended Studios
The Hansen Yunken Suspended Studios are a focal point of the Atrium. This unique structure holds three levels of studio spaces and the external surface features perforated plywood panels.
As you walk up through the building, you will have noticed that the stairs are designed using different dimensions. Which ones feel best to walk up and down?