Deck the Halls
Two more halls of residence open
The vision for the new Clayton ‘urban community’ featured state-of-the-art facilities and sleek modern design. The residences were designed not only with students, but also the environment, in mind. The buildings feature as part of Monash’s initiatives towards ‘greener’ design and sustainable business practices. They were Monash’s first project to be awarded a five-star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
The first two halls (Briggs and Jackomos) opened in 2012, while the final four first admitted students in 2015. The naming committee worked to honour members of the both the broader and the Monash communities. Two of Monash’s pioneering female academics, Enid Campbell and Mollie Holman, gave their names to two others. Turner Hall honours of Ian Turner, an historian and political activist whose annual Ron Barassi Lecture was a highlight for many Monash Arts students. The final Hall was named for former Vice-Chancellor Mal Logan, who steered Monash into and through a period of rapid expansion that still defines Monash today.