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“Stronger than before” – Clifton Creek Primary School revived from the ashes of 2020

“Stronger than before” – Clifton Creek Primary School revived from the ashes of 2020

The devastating 2019-2020 bushfires forever changed Australia’s physical and spiritual landscape – especially for rural communities such as Clifton Creek, Victoria. Architecture firm AOA Christopher Peck recently delivered a message of hope to the people of Clifton Creek with the rebuild of its beloved primary school.

The inspirational role of furniture in the classroom

The inspirational role of furniture in the classroom

Flexibility, innovation and mobility are key to Fintona Girl’s School’s new Annie Hughston Beyond Science Centre. It’s thanks to these 3 smart furniture choices that the vision was fully delivered.

Enhancing heritage: PTID’s revival of the arts

Enhancing heritage: PTID’s revival of the arts

Retaining the best of the old and adding the style and facility of the new, PTID has designed the new Firbank Arts precinct for a school with a proud heritage of its own.

Redesigning education: At home with Ngutu College

Redesigning education: At home with Ngutu College

As a place of learning and a breakdown of barriers, Ngutu College, designed by Matthews Architects, is a place that gives back to the Indigenous Community on Kaurna Country.

Beauty and science: 6 learning spaces that put flooring first

Beauty and science: 6 learning spaces that put flooring first

We select 6 inspiring education projects that showcase how science-backed carpet tiles can be used to elevate education environments.

McBride Charles Ryan: Engaging students, embracing growth

McBride Charles Ryan: Engaging students, embracing growth

McBride Charles Ryan looks ‘outside the box’ with its designs. Colourful and engaging, many of the practice’s award-winning designs can be found at Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School’s campuses.

Geological wonderland at Curtin University

Geological wonderland at Curtin University

Janet Laurence teams up with John Wardle Architects to hero WA’s most precious rocks in an architecturally crafted ‘cabinet of curiosity’.

To create amazing things we must work together

To create amazing things we must work together

Beyond the realm of academia, RMIT’s administrative offices, or RMIT Our Place, by ARM Architecture called for a series of curated, tech-savvy spaces to appeal to its diversity of workers.

Back to nature: the new Student Hub at UNSW celebrates all things green

Back to nature: the new Student Hub at UNSW celebrates all things green

The Paddington Library and Nucleus: Student Hub at UNSW draws inspiration from nature to create an inspiring space for learning – and features a suitably green material palette, including Milliken carpet tiles and LVT.

EcoKid Kindergarten nurtures the next generation of Vietnamese children

EcoKid Kindergarten nurtures the next generation of Vietnamese children

Architecture has the power to impact society and change the way people live. Case in point is EcoKid Kindergarten which encourages holistic learning through environmentally conscious architecture.

Matthews Architects tunes rebellious streak into strength

Matthews Architects tunes rebellious streak into strength

When picturing a classroom, you might envisage rows of simple desks with a teacher and a board at the front. But Matthews Architects is setting a new precedent.

Innovative architecture for our newest schools recognised in 2020 NSW Architecture Awards

Innovative architecture for our newest schools recognised in 2020 NSW Architecture Awards

With a focus on encouraging creativity, independent learning and connection to the outdoors, a number of innovative school designs have been shortlisted in this year’s NSW Architecture Awards.