James Cook University Site Tour

2 June 2023

Join the ACA QLD/NT committee on Thursday 22 June for a site tour of the James Cook University (JCU) Technology Innovation Complex in Townsville. Although still in the final stages of construction, this event is a great opportunity to see the building before it’s opened.


The architectural team at Richard Kirk Architects, Charles Wright Architects and i4 Architecture have designed a building for the engineering and allied disciplines that embraces next-generation pedagogical innovation spaces.

The approach to the project was to make a building that redefines what it means to build in the tropics – by allowing the facade to be entirely transparent from within and without, relying on a large dramatic parasol roof conceived as a series of folded plates.

Key to the design are multi-modal and social learning spaces – flexible areas where students, academics and industry participants can dynamically interact to cross-pollinate and develop ideas.

Register today for this event!


12.30–3pm Thursday, 22 June 2023


James Cook University
Meeting Point: The Spirited Goat JCU
Cnr James Cook Drive & Mount Stuart Street


Members/Non-Members $45/$55 (incl GST)
Light lunch and refreshments


Reserve your tickets by making a booking here
RSVP by Monday 19 June.


Please contact Leanne Williams at qldnt@aca.org.au with any questions.