The design of the building is influenced by the DNA double helix, which increases the "organic" look of the building. The school is a special purpose building combining a public interface with state of the art secure research and laboratory facilities.
To this end a significant amount of design effort has been applied to physical interrelationships and requirements for such a purpose.
The project involved three stages as part of a master planned outcome to the value of approximately $130M. The stages needed to be progressively completed and occupied to allow the Research School to maintain its on-going research activities.
This impressive new research facility is both a monument to the achievements of the pioneering work already undertaken at ANU and an inspiration for those future generations undertaking any medical research.
Conference & function facilities
The John Curtin School of Medical Research building is an architectural icon on the ANU campus. This prestigious building houses venues available for both ANU and external use.
- Catering packages are available from the Vanillabean Cafe which is located within the foyer of the building.
- Visitor parking.
*Please note: If you are considering holding a function in our meetings rooms, be aware that we do not provide any secretarial services (including photocopying, booking of taxis, supply of stationery etc) for meeting attendees or organisers.