St Hilda’s School
Burling Brown Architects with St Hilda’s School have successfully transformed an existing three storey 1980’s brick classroom building into a dynamic, innovative example of modern educational architecture.
The project successfully integrates and enhances the existing campus fabric while delivering adaptable flexible learning spaces that challenge traditional teaching pedagogy.
The ground floor originally comprising classrooms and hospitality teaching facilities has been transformed into a generous refectory space opening out to surrounding ovals, bushland and central school court. This school refectory, with coffee shop, stage and DJ facilities can cater for up to 500 people. This facility has now become an important community space and a central gathering point for social activities on the campus.
The upper floors include library and collaborative learning areas, sound recording and video production studios, student services area, interview and conference rooms with 14 GLA spaces contained within the refurbished building. Each of the GLA’s have fold back acoustically treated clear glass doors allowing spaces to be modified and adapted to achieve the desired teaching and interactive learning configurations.