ADR’s Education design breakfast sold out!

The latest ADR breakfast event – Education Design for Primary and Secondary Schools – has sold out.  ADR is looking forward to welcoming you at Prahran High School next week when the savviest design brains in the education space will talk about the state of play and the future trends for those looking to work in […]

The ‘nature’ of new school design – an evolving concept

The association between human health, well-being and the natural environment is well established through empirical research. In the context of architecture, the implications for best practice are clear- championing more nature-based design through inclusion of biophilia is important for living, working and learning environments, says Alan J Duffy, principal at Architectus. What is biophilia and […]

Designing on a sensitive site: Oxford University’s Beecroft Building

The design for theoretical and experimental physics research at University of Oxford achieved planning consent on one of the most sensitive sites in Oxford. Designed by Hawkins\Brown, the university’s vision was for a collaborative working environment that would sit alongside cutting edge laboratories. Architect’s statement The site allotted for the new building presented a number […]

Braemar College Middle School by Hayball embraces its rural location

Located on the rural plain between Mt Macedon and the ranges of Hanging Rock and JimJim, Braemar College’s new Middle School campus by Hayball creates a unique and nurturing place Architect’s statement Braemar College Middle School is specifically tailored to contemporary Middle School learning for 540 students in years 5-8. As stage one of a larger […]

Gray Puksand on the design challenges of Prahran’s vertical school

Higher education: designing place not just space