This building is similar in design to the Economics and Management Sciences building and features elements of Post-Romanesque style, as reflected by its domed entrance and arches. The walls are a mixture of polystyrene and concrete to minimise echoes and improve acoustics, making it a popular conference and seminar venue. The complex was designed by architect Willie Oosthuizen of the firm VDO Architects. The official inauguration took place in March 1997 and was presided over by Prof S M E Bengu, the then Minister of Education. The centre comprises offices, lecture halls, work rooms and a computer laboratory and houses the campus enterprises Continuing Education at UP (CE@UP) as well as Business Enterprises at UP (BE@UP).
Image of virtually rendered coloured night-time model of the Graduate Centre building, size 3519x2622.
Created by 3rd year B.Sc.(Arch) student, University of Pretoria, 2008.