The Horton Building continues to prosper some 26 years post it’s last major extension and renovation. Originally thought to be designed in the early 1980s (architect unknown) and later refurbished and extended in 1991 by Burling Brown Architects. St Hilda’s Schools outdated and tired Horton Library has been transformed into a first class Arts building and Middle School Administration.
Existing architectural drawings proved successful in understanding the existing buildings structural nature and program. These drawings allowed the design approach to be orientated around the subtraction of existing elements in order to establish a new program creating order around new design principles.
What has resulted is the re-birth of an outdated building that had lost its place on campus.
Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography