The iconic Swanston Academic Building is a finalist in the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards.
The SAB is competing for the prestigious awards in two categories: Best Public Building and Best Sustainable Development.
The shortlisting demonstrates RMIT’s leadership in innovative and sustainable architecture and construction excellence.
And in another accolade for the project, the SAB was also recently featured in a CNN report on the "world’s 10 most spectacular university buildings".
Darren McKee, Executive Director, Property Services, said: “The SAB continues to generate professional industry recognition amongst peer projects from around the country.
"RMIT staff should be extremely proud of their contribution to this outstanding project, which has advanced learning and teaching in Australia, while creating a truly integrated vertical campus for the University."
Home to the RMIT’s College of Business, the facility has been developed to meet the changing academic environment, providing more than 35,000 square metres of floor space over 12 levels.
RMIT’s vision for the project was to deliver a teaching and learning facility of the future and foster a sense of place, interaction and engagement between students and staff.
In 2013, the SAB’s outstanding environmental design and sustainable features were recognised with the Premier’s Sustainability Award.
The building also won a variety of construction and design awards last year, including an Australian Construction Achievement Award and Victorian Architecture Awards.
It has also been shortlisted for the World Building of the Year Award and was highly commended in the World Architecture Festival.
The winners of the PCA’s Innovation and Excellence Awards will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on Saturday, 17 May.
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