Sunshine Coast University

The Sunshine Coast University College (SCUC) is located on 100 hectares on Mountain Creek Road at Sippy Downs. Building a university adjacent to valuable wetlands required an innovative strategy to break down the movement of water into a harvest and filter was one of the first water sensitive urban design systems implemented in Queensland. We designed the landscape masterplan which allows the growth of 15,000 dwellers in a sustainable framework of native landscapes. The entry, the initial building precincts, main university square and the library square by JMLA established a landscape character which the university built on in subsequent generations.