Tuesday, 9 November 2010 saw a significant step in Currie Hall’s expansion with Vice Chancellor Professor Alan Robson officially breaking ground on stage one (E House). Guests at the celebration included staff, past and present Resident’s Club members and Resident Advisors as well as members of UWA executive.
An indigenous elder provided a very warm welcome to country, sharing stories about the history of land on which Currie Hall is situated. The Vice Chancellor spoke on his passion for college living and the benefits it brings to UWA students. He also expressed his great pleasure that the expansion of the hall’s facilities will mean that more students will be able to receive these benefits.
Architect Kevin Palassis explained the design of the project and meeting the challenges of keeping the buildings on a human scale while remaining sympathetic to the existing architecture. Guests then celebrated with afternoon tea while taking the opportunity to closely examine the plans.