The George Forbes Building (generally known as Forbes), opened in August 1960, was the original home of the Lincoln University Library, was designed and built when Lincoln University had a roll of around 300 students. Initially a single-storey building, the Forbes Building was substantially extended in the decades that followed. The 1975 extension saw the building rise to eight floors, five of which were given over to the library book collection. It was named after a famous Liberal Party politician, George William Forbes who was MP for Hurunui from 1908 to 1943 and Prime Minister from 1930 to 1935.
Currently Forbes, houses offices and teaching spaces and is home to the ESD (Environment, Society and Design) Faculty. Student Administration and Finance can also be found in Forbes along with the Postgraduate study spaces, the all important Grounded Cafe and the University bookshop. This is also where the Lincoln University Students’ Association (LUSA) is located.
You will definitely be spending lots of time in here! 🙂