Built as the Kernot Engineering School for the Working Men’s College’s in 1931, refurbishments have transformed the building, which now features a double-layered glass curtain wall.
The building is named after the engineering brothers William Charles Kernot, president of the Working Men’s College 1889-1899 and the University of Melbourne’s first engineering professor, and Wilfred Noyce Kernot, the 1920 college president.
It was built in the classical revival style to blend with its Building 2 neighbour. The striking glass wall was added in 2011 and wraps to the back of the building to provide shelter and sun control on its east side.
Transport and access
Located near the Swanston and La Trobe Street corner, opposite the State Library, catch a City Loop train to Melbourne Central train station or to Flinders Street, from where you can take a connecting City Loop train or a Yarra Tram along Swanston Street.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.