ASK La Trobe Space Redesign

ASK La Trobe Space Redesign

Creating an environment that supports the enrichment of our on-campus life.

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Infrastructure & Operations have upgraded the ASK La Trobe Space in the Borchardt Library building, the University’s principle on-campus venue for student help and support.


Upgrading the space has greatly improved the La Trobe experience for students, staff and the community.

The refurbishment of ASK La Trobe Space aligns with the University’s Melbourne Campus Vision  objective of creating an environment that supports the enrichment of our on-campus life where students, staff and other community members will be able to study, work and meet.

Project Status

Completed October 2017


  • Better integrated service delivery which addresses key Future Ready components and the student experience
  • Increased student satisfaction with the implementation of clear signage and an intuitive layout of the services provided
  • Better efficiencies to be achieved utilising available floor space
  • Fit for purpose workspaces

Design features

  • Improved layout with Library frontage now activated by ASK La Trobe service and Social Space areas
  • The Social Space breakout area will be directly connected to the Writer's Block Cafe
  • Direct path of traffic from the new entry point to the Main Stairs and the remainder of the Library
  • Provide diverse and student/staff friendly seating options
  • Promote clear way finding
  • Improve lighting and acoustics

Project consultants


La Trobe University

Project manager

Infrastructure & Operations Group


Harmer Architecture

Building services

Lucid Consulting Australia

Quantity surveyor

Wilde & Woollard

Structural/civic engineers

Keith Long & Associates

Building surveyor

Hendry Group