Newman College
887 Swanston Street, Parkville 3053 .
 
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Newman College
Newman College
Summary:
  • Constructed between 1916 and 1918.
  • Designed by Walter Burley Griffin.
  • Run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
  • Listed on the National Heritage List (no. 105739)
Building Description:

Newman College is a Roman Catholic residental college at the University of Melbourne. Constructed between 1916-1918 and designed by renown architect Walter Burley Griffin, the building is considered to be some of his finest work.

Burley Griffin was very paricular with his design of Newman College. The building features many elements symbolic of the Christian story and is designed to foster spiritual development and community for its residents.

Newman College consists of four dormatory wings that are linked by a series of corridors. Centrally located within the building is an expansive dining room topped by an enormous dome. Adjacent to the building is a substantial chapel (built in 1942) which features a dominant pointed-arch window above its entrance.

Overall, the building remains in good condition but some of the external stonework requires repair. Newman College has been included on the National Heritage List.
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