Maddison Architects continue their relationship with RMIT with this exciting new student and staff space. The assignment was to reconfigure and reinvigorate an exiting 1800sqm floor plate. The exiting space was disconnected, incoherent and unexciting. This project includes a new 'RUSU' student services hub, RMIT Connect, two flexible classrooms, a retail cafe outlet, commercial kitchen, bathroom/ change facilities and an abundance of exiting student spaces. This was formed using a vibrant and economical palate of colours and materials. Pops of colour help to easily distinguish the various areas and the use of reflective materials help to bring in light and create for more dynamic spaces. The economy of this design was vital for RMIT. The team managed to achieve a significant outcome, given this restricted timeframe and budget.