The University Library together with the UWA Law School is pleased to re-open the Beasley Law Library following the partial refurbishment of the ground floor.
The refurbishment provides 60 additional seats in a new collaborative study space with a combination of individual, group, informal and conversation study areas. A new, modern information desk has been installed, as well as new high demand shelving and a staff workspace with a greatly reduced footprint to maximise space for students.
The refurbishment provides a modern collaborative learning space that is both comfortable and functional. The new space has been fitted with power points throughout, for greater ease of working with technology. The Beasley Law Library, as part of the Law Building, is over 50 years old. It was first occupied in 1966 and was designed by architect Gus Ferguson who received a Royal Australian Institute of Architects Bronze Medal for the building in 1969 and subsequently, an Australian Institute of Architects 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture in 2010, recognising the significance of his design of the building. Ferguson Architects provided the architectural consultancy services for this refurbishment.