Urban Visualisation Lab

We're excited to be working with the School of Architecture to build an Urban Visualisation Lab within the Architecture and Music Library, in a space formerly used by library staff. Construction work for the project will take place in April-May 2022. 

About the project 

The project enables research in designing the next generation of built environments, to support the development of solutions to UQ research impact themes of Transforming Societies and Achieving Resilient Environments. 

The project is being led by Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira of the School of Architecture.

The Visualisation Lab will focus on digital twin technologies to bring data to life with a focus on digital modelling and decision-making processes for complex architectural, engineering and urban design problems, through immersive environments, VR and AR technologies. 

The Urban Visualisation Lab will be managed by the School of Architecture, while also allowing clients to experiment with emerging technologies in library spaces.

We will also use the space to experiment with new services and service delivery such as pop-up technology training sessions and support, exhibitions, and exploring virtual and roaming services.

Continued access to library and collections 

You can continue to access the library and Architecture and Music collections during the construction of the lab. 

The current AskUs service point will be dismantled as part of the project as this area will be opened up to provide access to the lab space. If you need to contact AskUs for help or information, please continue to contact us online or via one of our other channels:

Alternative spaces during construction

You can continue to use the library during the construction period but if you'd prefer an alternative space there are other quiet and group spaces available 24/7 on the St Lucia campus, including: 

  • Biological Sciences Library
  • Central Library and the Duhig Tower
  • Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library (levels 2 and 3)

Project updates

We will keep you updated via the Library blog and social media.


What do you think? Are you excited about the new lab? If you'd like to send us feedback, you can:

Last updated:
27 April 2022