Law and Order meets
Grand Designs

The Forgan Smith building is the visual centrepiece of UQ's St Lucia campus and home to the School that has nurtured some of Australia’s most influential legal professionals, politicians and business leaders.

Contact previewed plans for the reburbishment of the Forgan Smith building in its Winter 2016 edition and can now reveal the breathtaking internal transformation of the home of UQ’s
TC Beirne School of Law.

Take a virtual tour of the refurbished TC Beirne School of Law.

Head of School and Dean of Law Professor Sarah Derrington said the refurbishment meant UQ and Brisbane could continue to attract and retain the best and brightest legal minds.

The recent refurbishment, supported by University capital works funding and philanthropic donations, includes collaborative research spaces, independent study areas, and facilities for mobile technology and innovative learning.

The reimagination was designed by BVN Architecture’s Brian Donovan and Damian Eckersley under the guidance of heritage architect Andrew Ladlay.

The team behind the refurbishment has been recognised at the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Awards.

To learn more about the TC Beirne School of Law, visit