University of Otago’s Mellor Laboratories wins three awards at the 2019 NZIA Southern Architecture Awards

University of Otago’s Mellor Laboratories wins three awards at the 2019 NZIA Southern Architecture Awards


Lab-works Architecture, in collaboration with Parker Warburton Team Architects, are proud winners of two NZIA 2019 Southern Architecture Awards in the Education and Resene Colour Award categories. In addition Lab-works Architecture also received a Merit Award under the 2019 Property Council of New Zealand, Property Industry Awards.

The successful redevelopment of the former 1970's chemistry building has brought modern design and technical excellence together to provide a safe, flexible teaching environment catering for large numbers of students. Drawing on modern learning and research approaches we have transformed the once closed space into an environment encouraging collaboration and connectivity between students.   

Best practice safety protocols have been included throughout the facility and, by introducing adjustable benching and fume cupboards, this modern space is fully accessible meeting the needs of people with disabilities. 

This award-winning science precinct is on par with the best of what's available internationally and is flexible enough to meet students’ needs well into the future.