The goal of the design is to unite the indoors with the outdoors via large windows and a landscaped courtyard. A main part of the courtyard has benches in the gardens, so teaching can take place outside as well as inside. The building ties back to the historical Georgian architecture throughout the campus, yet creates a new aesthetic for the engineering precinct including the use of granite and metals. Problem based learning classrooms facilitate multidisciplinary group work and creativity. The building design marks a place for environmental stewardship, forward thinking, innovation, and collaboration.