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71 Curry Place

Address:71 Curry Place
Use:university classrooms, offices and lecture hall
Original Use:university classrooms, offices and lecture hall
Constructed:1961-1962
Other Work:1965 Libling Michener and Associates
1969 Libling Michener and Associates
Architects:Libling Michener and Associates
Firms:Libling Michener and Associates
Tours:Part of the QR Code Tour

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This building provided a welcome permanent home to the Faculty of Education. The faculty was previously located in a variety of temporary spaces including the Administration Building, the Soil Science Building and Hut ā€œJā€.

The Education Building is sheathed in polished limestone panels, with a recessed grouting detail that provides a distinctive shadow outline to the panels. The windows are grouped in threes, with a rhythm of one wide and two narrow. The exterior has had few alterations.

The interior has a central reception area dominated by a floating staircase and light well. Unfortunately, since the initial construction, the building has undergone a number of interior modifications to meet new functions which have severely altered the public spaces.