The Allan and Maria Myers Academic Centre
This remarkable building was designed by the award-winning architect team of Peter Corrigan and Maggie Edmond, and was completed in 2004. It draws upon and complements Burley Griffin's original design for the Catholic College, and is an expression of hope and confidence in the future.
Sited near the Chapel, mid-way between the two Colleges, the Centre was created as a joint facility for the students of Newman and St Mary's. Its soaring internal spaces and lovingly detailed fit-out underline its purpose: of furthering the Ignatian vision of human scholarship, of nurturing the heart and soul as well as the mind, in order to serve the Australian community.
The Centre has nine tutorial rooms; four music practice rooms; extensive information technology facilities; an impressive library which holds 50,000 volumes (made up of the collections of Newman College and St Mary's College); a Choral Room; specialist collections (the Gerry Higgins Irish Library, the Allan Myers Law Library and the Maria Jens Australiana Collection) and a student lounge. The facility is open 24 hours a day to students of the College.
Visitors to the Academic Centre are welcome.