This iconic building was designed by Stephen Trotter of Fulton Collin Boys Gilmour Trotter & Partners Architects. The unique surrounding sculpture of the building was created by Kevin Brereton.
The design imperatives for the sculpture were formed from several sources - forms of solidified fluids such as basalt intrusions; elements borrowed from earlier precedents such as the bell curve and rock carvings; organic forms such as tree roots; and the exploitation of infinite surfaces such as Islamic tile work.
The Bruce Hiskens Building was officially opened on 30th September 1978 by H. R. H. Princess Alexandra.
It is named after Bruce Giles Hiskens DipMEE (Qld) DUniv (CQU) CEng FAusIMM RPEQ, who was the Chancellor of CQUniversity from 1989 to 1990.
T.F. Woollam & Son Pty Ltd.
The Library project won Central Queensland Project of the Year in 1999 for Woollams in the Queensland Master Builders Association - Regional Housing & Construction Awards
Physical size: Approximately 4000 sqm
Gallery: 39 metres
A major refurbishment of the entire building was completed in November 2011. This refurbishment was designed by Wilson Architects, Brisbane and constructed by Woollam Constructions.
CQUniversity received assistance from the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations' Education Investment Fund - Teaching and Learning Capital Fund for Higher Education.
A refurbishment of the ground and mezzanine floors was also completed in April 2002. This refurbishment was designed by Paul Cruice Architect Pty Ltd and constructed by T. F. Woollam & Son.