A place for connection, conversation and celebration

Monday, 20 September 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the Alumni House design competition Durbach Block Jaggers Architects teaming up with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Cox Inall Ridgeway, Surface Design and Northrop! The team have developed this truly inspiring concept that, when built, will be an exceptional home for our global alumni and wider community and an iconic landmark within the Newcastle CBD.

A digital design of the planned Alumni House building
Alumni House concept design by Durbach Block Jaggers with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Cox Inall Ridgeway, Surface Design and Northrop

Alumni House is a place for past and future connections. An alumni building is both for gathering in the present and sharing the memories of past experiences. Alumni House is a beacon, lighting the way back and forward”

Durbach Block Jaggers Architects

This has been an exciting step towards realising the University’s aspiration to create Alumni House for our community. The University will now embark on a philanthropic fundraising campaign over the next two years to bring Alumni House to life.

I have such fond memories of my time as a student and am very proud to call myself an alumnus of the University of Newcastle. For the international alumni community, the opportunities created by Alumni House will extend around the globe, becoming a virtual engagement hub for us to connect with friends, industry and the Newcastle community and I look forward to visiting our new home for alumni in the city centre”

Sanket Bothra, Bachelor of Business, 2010

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