Posts in "Education"

St. Monica’s Senior Centre

St Monica’s Senior Centre saw the modernisation of a 1917 heritage building by Baldasso Cortese Architects. The Catholic school has a rich cultural heritage dating back to 1853. Over the last 30 years, the school has undergone extensive renovations from the amalgamation of the girls’ and boys’ schools, to the construction of the Junior School,… Continue reading

Mamre Anglican School

Mamre Anglican School is a low fee paying private school in a lower socio-economic area of western Sydney. At the beginning of the design process, the school was growing in numbers and provided education up to Year 10. The aim of the project, designed by Day Bukh Architects, was to create a purpose-designed seniors’ study… Continue reading

PLC Performing Arts Centre

The Presbyterian Ladies College’s Performing Arts Centre, designed by Cox, is a living program for the performance of music and drama; with the 550-seat Music Recital Auditorium at the heart of the building. The Auditorium is used for a variety of musical and dramatic performances and school community functions, and features undulating timber-clad walls that… Continue reading

JCU Central Plaza

A place to pause and relax, bounce ideas from one to another, or host large group gatherings, the Central Plaza at James Cook University’s (JCU) Townsville campus is an academic and social hub. Designed by Cox Architecture and opened for O-week 2020, the structure sits at the centre of the University and is the catalyst… Continue reading

Melville High School Theatre

Melville Senior High School’s new 300 seat theatre was designed by Cox Architecture to Department of Education brief requirements as part of the redevelopment of the school’s performing arts facilities. The stand-alone theatre serves as an extension to the existing performing arts building, creating a new precinct that consolidates the school’s planning. Positioned on a… Continue reading

UTAS Glass House

The Glasshouse is located in the Lifesciences Precinct at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay campus. The facility is a PC2/QC2 (Physical Containment Level 2 / Quarantine Containment Level 2) glasshouse facility complete with a lab and growth chambers. The building is a unique, highly technical research facility that required project architects Preston Lane Architects… Continue reading

UniSA Samsung SMARTSchool

UniSA’s Magill Campus Samsung SMARTSchool is a unique teaching, learning and research facility that connects school students, university students, educators and researchers. Designed by DesignInc as a flexible education space which can be configured in multiple ways for researching innovation in teaching and learning approaches, it equips next-generation teachers with hands-on experience in classrooms of… Continue reading

Murray Road Preston Childcare

Developed as an exemplar of the Montessori method of education, the Murray Road Preston Childcare Centre was designed by Co-Lab Architecture to foster independence in children. The centre facilitates this aim through implementing self-directed design such as a self-service kitchen. Children are encouraged to take a hands-on approach to their learning. Large, open floor plans… Continue reading

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science

Scotch College, located in Hawthorn, Melbourne has a strong science program. ‘Engaging curious minds’ is the Scotch College Science motto. That thinking was intrinsic to the Cox Architecture design team, led by Alastair Richardson, as they created the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science for year 7-12 students. Shortlisted at the 2017 World Architecture Festival,… Continue reading

Monash University Turner Building Student Accommodation

The Turner Building was designed to meet both Monash University’s core sustainable design principles and achieve a 5 star as-built Green Star rating. Both the client and JCB Architects wanted green star initiatives that targeted value adds to residents and weren’t simply treated as a points scoring exercise. Solar control and natural ventilation were core to… Continue reading

UNSW Roundhouse

Designed by the NSW Government Architect, Joseph W. van der Steen and Edwards Madigan Torzillo Briggs, the generous spaces and pioneering elegant design of the UNSW Roundhouse have supported the cultural and social life of the University and the city for 60 years. After years of ad-hoc, low quality additions, the UNSW Roundhouse building failed… Continue reading

Luther College Middle School

Luther College is a co-educational independent secondary school of the Lutheran Church of Australia located in the outer-eastern suburb of Croydon Hills in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Cox Architecture’s scheme for the redevelopment of Luther College’s Middle School was designed to support the school’s approach to contemporary pedagogy. The diverse range of educational environments enhance student… Continue reading

Lid On Learning

The Resource Centre at Trinity Gardens Primary School transformed a previously disconnected part of the grounds into a new heart for the school – a transformation made possible by the BER program and an innovative design by Adelaide-based Khab Architects. The Building the Education Revolution (BER) was an Australian government program administered by the Department… Continue reading

INCUBATE at Sydney University

Co-founded in 2012 by two entrepreneurial students and developed by the University of Sydney Union in partnership with the University of Sydney, INCUBATE has grown to become a leading startup accelerator program in Australia. INCUBATE fosters a proactive community of entrepreneurs to meaningfully support student entrepreneurs so they can launch successful startup ventures on campus…. Continue reading

Sustainable Buildings Centre

In 2013, Professor Paul Cooper, Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) spoke of how the SBRC “set out to achieve several sustainability and Australian building-firsts, including certification under the world’s most rigorous sustainability program – the Living Building Challenge.” And on the 21st of November 2019, six years after the building’s completion, Cox… Continue reading