Building 80 (Swanston Academic Building)
Swanston Academic Building (SAB) is one of the newest and most iconic buildings of RMIT University and houses the College of Business.
SAB was designed by Lyons Architects. Construction began in 2010 and was completed in 2012. The building incorporates a range of environmentally sustainable features resulting in it achieving a Green Building Council of Australia 5-star Green Star Education Design rating.
The design approach to the building sought to locate it in dialogue with surrounding architecture, both in form and colour, resulting in a striking façade and interior that is uniquely Melbourne. SAB has received a number of state and national awards including Best Public Building in the 2014 Property Council of Australia awards.
There are more than 80 learning and teaching spaces in SAB with computing and projection facilities. There are 22 Project Room spaces, each with a teacher’s lectern connected to an AMX controller and touch-screen panel, and there are wall-mounted flat panel displays around the room.
Transport and access
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
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.