Architecture Australia, July 2016

Architecture Australia, July 2016

Architecture Australia

Provocative, informative and engaging discussion of the best built works and the issues and events that matter.


Architecture Australia July/August 2016.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 30 Jun 2016

AA July/August 2016 preview

An introduction to the July/August 2016 issue of Architecture Australia.


The design of St Ambrose Primary School includes a variety of carefully considered indoor and outdoor spaces for learning.
Projects | Alexandra Brown | 9 Dec 2016

Old school ties: St Ambrose

In their design for a primary school in far-northern New South Wales, Pat Twohill Designs and Twohill and James retain the look of the weatherboard schoolhouse but take a decisive break from tradition.

Ngoolark is more than just a building, it is equally a landscape and a meeting place – providing a social focal point for the campus.
Projects | Geoff Warn | 24 Nov 2016

Good as gold: Ngoolark

JCY Architects and Urban Designers’ new Student Services Building for Edith Cowan University provides the Joondalup Campus with more than just a building – it is also a landscape, a meeting place and a symbol.

The Flinders University Commons is situated just north of the Main Assembly Building (MAB), which is now an open-air community space.
Projects | Lindy Atkin | 29 Sep 2016

Canopy of industry: Tonsley Main Assembly Building Redevelopment

A former car assembly building redeveloped by Tridente Architects and Woods Bagot plays a central role in the ongoing development of the sixty-one-hectare precinct of Tonsley.

The new Mandeville Centre at Melbourne independent girls’ school Loreto Mandeville Hall houses the school administration, staff centre, lecture theatre, Learning Resource Centre and Year 12 Centre.
Projects | Shane Murray | 26 Oct 2016

High achiever: Mandeville Centre

Designed by Architectus, the Mandeville Centre, at Melbourne school Loreto Mandeville Hall, is an “affirmation of architectural credentials,” the building providing an appropriate counterpoint to its heritage setting and maximizing potential for learning interactions.

The new science building at Trinity Anglican School is a concrete and single masonry block structure wrapped in a sunscreen of prefabricated steel channels.
Projects | Kevin O'Brien | 28 Feb 2017

Trinity Anglican School Science Building

Charles Wright Architects has created a dynamic new science building for Trinity Anglican School in Far North Queensland, responding to both program and climate with lyrical pragmatism.


Monash university clayton campus masterplan 2011–2030 (MGS Architects).
Discussion | Paul Walker and Andrys Onsman | 24 Aug 2016

Circumnavigating the citadel: Monash University Clayton campus

A discussion of Monash University’s Clayton campus, exploring opportunities and challenges facing the suburban educational hub.

A spread from the sketchbook of Nikolas Koulouras, as part of a first-year architecture studio at the University of Western Australia in 1991. His project was featured in a recent publication celebrating the architecture school’s fifty-year anniversary.
Discussion | Michael Keniger | 21 Oct 2016

Architectural education: looking back, aside and further ahead

Architectural education needs to be able to adapt to the changing nature and pressures of the architecture profession. Michael Keniger, as guest editor of this education issue of Architecture Australia, reflects on the current state and possible trajectories of architectural education, both in Australia and internationally.


A multipurpose hall at Templestowe Park Primary School (2004) marked the beginning of MCR's suite of education buildings.
Discussion | Christine Phillips | 14 Feb 2017

McBride Charles Ryan: metaphors of knowledge

Melbourne-based architecture practice McBride Charles Ryan, with an impressive oeuvre of education projects, has demonstrated creative solutions to a broad range of pedagogical demands.

Mount Alvernia College (2015) is a small, independent Catholic secondary girls’ school in Brisbane’s north.
Discussion | Sheona Thomson | 15 Feb 2017

M3architecture: sites of transformation

Three recent school buildings by Brisbane-based M3architecture show a sophisticated engagement with the individual needs and identities of the institutions.