ModWest Teaching Facility

The University of Queensland's new temporary teaching facility 


Opened: August 2020

ModWest is a temporary teaching facility located behind the Art Museum on the St Lucia campus. The facility will support teaching and learning advancements in the short-term while plans for permanent Teaching and Learning facilities are developed and finalised.

The project was approved in response to school and faculty feedback for the provision of more large scale, interactive learning areas.

ModWest hosts seven new spaces for collaborative learning:

  • Two 78 capacity rooms
  • Three 120 capacity rooms*
  • Two 150 capacity rooms*

*These rooms can be combined together to form larger rooms of 240 and 300 respectively.

View the ModWest teaching facility room layout (PDF, 435 KB)

Rooms are equipped with six seat collaborative tables that can combine to form eight or nine seat tables and will feature whiteboards (both wall lined and mobile) and power options for students. All rooms have standard central audio-visual functionality, some with the ability to provide dual inputs on projection screens.

The name ModWest is derived from the word ‘modular’ – meaning composed of standardised units or sections for easy construction or flexible arrangement – with ‘west’ representing the building location on campus in relation to other similarly named buildings (e.g. General Purpose North and General Purpose South).

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Project members


Jane Carr
Manager, Project Management Office,
Property and Facilities Division 

334 61298


Matthew Scott
T&L Project Manager (Learning Space),
Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation


For booking enquiries, email

Information about building works and disruptions associated with this site is available on the road and building works page.