Saint Stephen’s College

Saint Stephen’s College Science Centre challenges the traditional delivery methodology of science education.

As a departure from the long-established ‘Laboratory’ style facility, the intent was to create a space that would inspire students to explore the world of science through discovery, enquiry and self-guided education.

Working within an established framework, the facility reinvents and extends an existing built envelope, transforming six traditional classrooms into flexible, dynamic learning spaces. The new portion of the building contains a theatre-style demonstration laboratory, research lounge and additional classrooms all linked by a ‘collaboration spine’. These spaces motivate students to engage in self-guided learning by facilitating live experiments and open discussion forums.