Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Joondalup, Western Australia


Haalebos, G. (2005). Building for the future: the aspirational architecture of ECU. Joondalup, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


When ECU decided to re-locate its headquarters, it not only made history- becoming the first modern university in Australia to take such a bold move - it also began a process of immense symbolic and strategic importance for its future. It was symbolic because, as this book illustrates, the University used inspirational architecture to create a powerful new public persona. It was strategic because these beautiful and functional structures have significantly enhanced our reputation as a provider of quality teaching and research and established us as a committed, energetic partner with our surrounding communities.