An increasing understanding of the importance of good indoor environment quality for the learning outcomes, health and well-being of students are supporting the interest in improving the performance of educational facilities. Strategies including daylighting, the specification of sustainable and non-toxic building materials, the introduction of biophilic design principles, and the use of renewable energy sources are all gaining attention in school design.
A new building for the Junior Campus to introduce the 5-6 students to the concept of 'house' and collective informal learning. These are important experiences for the students destined to move on to the Woodleigh secondary school.
The Dandenong Education Precinct is a ground-breaking project which involved the amalgamation of three existing secondary schools using a new educational model into a flexible teaching centre.
The Mt Clear Earth and Science Centre is a school building for the Mt Clear Secondary School housing classrooms, laboratories and specialist support spaces.
The Frank Fenner building is a small scale institutional faculty building which archived a 6 star Green Star Office Design Rating. The design aimed to integrate with existing site conditions, and to be an example of sustainable design, balancing innovation with common design and construction practices.
With a usable Floor Area of 11,328 m², the Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence is the largest automotive training facility in the southern hemisphere and one of the first institutions granted a 5 Star Green Star Educational rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
The University of South Australia's Building V - Mawson Institute at Mawson Lakes Campus has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star - Education Designs v1 Certified rating, which represents 'Australian Excellence' in environmentally sustainable design/construction. Building V - Mawson Institute was the first laboratory intensive building to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating in South Australia in 2011.
A 5 star Green Star project, the new $16.8M building provides facilities for Early Childhood Education, Vocational College and language programs together with general classrooms, PC labs, a lecture theatre and office space.