Billy Blue College of Design, Torrens University

JDV were engaged by Torrens University to deliver the new Ultimo Design Campus housing the Billy Blue College of Design, Australia’s most prominent design school.

Billy Blue College of Design, Torrens University

Historic structure

The college is part of Torrens University’s portfolio of facilities providing leading tertiary education. Our partnership with Think Education began in 2010 with the amalgamation of the education institution with our long-standing client, SEEK. The Ultimo Design Campus completed in 2013 is now one of (6) projects JDV have completed for Torrens University since (2013).

The 1905 heritage building is located in the heart of Sydney’s education precinct with the campus featuring open-plan spaces, high ceilings, abundant natural light and creative pods for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

This space addresses the changing face of pedagogy and draws its inspiration from cafés, restaurants and design studios rather than traditional institutions and celebrates many of the original features of the historic structure.

An open void between levels 1 & 2, provides a connection between the floors and creates a vertical village surrounding the canteen and library breakout areas.