145 – CECS & MSI, ACT

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Project Overview

ANU Building 145, also known as the Hanna Neumann building jointly serves the College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS), the Mathematical Science Institute (MSI), the Australian Signals Directorate & the Statistical Consulting Unit.

Hindmarsh was engaged at ECI stage to manage the construction of this new six (6) storey building which provides both learning and practical workspaces. Building 145 is the tallest building on campus and helps contribute to the synergies that exist between the two colleges, further facilitating collaboration, increasing ANU’s educational standards internationally.

The building has a dedicated level servicing a government-based client which helps teach a selection of Australia’s brightest youths. Building 145 also includes lecture theatres, computer laboratories, collaboration spaces, offices and meeting rooms

$ 49M
Australian National University
Delivery Model
Design & Construct
6 Storeys - 800 people capacity

Key Features

  • Heritage preservation works using
    modern materials
  • Glazing decals include a coded message
  • Timber veneer clad internal staircases
  • World class educational environment and collaboration spaces
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

The Hindmarsh Difference

Protecting the heritage of our nations buildings

The heritage of the original CECS building, has been preserved by the installation of perforated metal fins to reflect and acknowledge the precast fins which were installed on the original building in the 1960s. Both the perforated fins and the decals on the glazing components represent a coded message. Not only is the building impressive from the outside, it includes an open atrium with a feature stair showcasing an expansive interior.