Redeveloping a school on a ‘very constrained’ Heritage site

After 125 years, Christ Church Grammar School (CCGS) was in a moment of change when it appointed Sally Draper Architects in association with McIldowie Partners to undertake a masterplan for the school’s main campus and design the initial major project from that plan. Architect’s statement It is easy to miss Christ Church Grammar School, hidden […]

Queensland University of Technology – breathing new life into traditional academic models

The Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct, designed for the Queensland University of Technology by Henning Larsen and Wilson Architects, draws from surrounding campus activity to breathe new life into traditional academic models. Architect’s statement On Australia’s sunny eastern coast, a new model of social, sustainable learning has taken shape.  The six-level, 11,000 m2 building layers classroom, […]

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 […]

Braemar College Middle School by Hayball embraces its rural location

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