Level 2

On Level Two, the studios, workspaces and offices are interwoven, bringing our disciplines into active contact.

Lovell Chen Lounge

There is only one room that reaches out to connect to the Joseph Reed façade on the west. This vibrant red-orange funnel cuts through the grey-white tones overlooking the Dulux Gallery. Go up to the window and inspect the Neo-Classical stone work details which indicate Greco-Roman traditions of architecture.

Lovell Chen Lounge
A Burst of Colour

A pop of vibrant red- orange cuts through the grey-white tones on Level Two, where you’ll find the Lovell Chen Lounge on a bridge overlooking the soaring Dulux Gallery.

Through its very composition, geometry, systems and materials, the building tells a story. In particular, the project explores the modification of light, the combination of intuitive and parametric methods and how architectural and landscape elements connect the building to its campus setting. From the Lovell Chen Lounge particularly, the openness of the building is apparent with the activities and intent of the School on show.

Lovell & Chen

Peter Lovell and Kai Chen

Peter Lovell (B Building 1976) and Kai Chen (B Arch 1978) are founders and directors of Lovell Chen.

Lovell Chen is an architecture firm which specialises in the restoration and redevelopment of heritage buildings. They have a multidisciplinary team combining architects and designers with historians, researchers, materials experts and a range of other specialists in aspects of the built environment, and have a staff of 25. The company has two directors, Peter Lovell and Kai Chen. They are both alumni of the University with a Bachelor of Building and Bachelor of Architecture with Honours, respectively. The firm has won numerous awards, including the RAIA Victorian Architecture Award - Heritage in 2006 for their redevelopment of the St Kilda Pier Kiosk. The Australian Encyclopaedia of Architecture, 2012

The naming of this Lounge recognises the important contribution to the profession of Peter Lovell and Kai Chen, whose philanthropic gifts made the construction of this space possible.

Find out more about Lovell Chen.

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