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Margaret McRae Centre

Melbourne School Campus Embraces Future-Focused Learning.

Transforming the site into a dynamic offering for students and staff, the design sees a move away from traditional classroom planning framework where desks are lined in rows and a teacher educates from the front, to a model that prioritises natural light, flexible furniture and technology-enabled teaching and learning. 

The new building has elevated the campus with architecture and integrated interiors facilitating learning in a digital age, with a variety of spaces for task-based, student-centred flexible learning.

With a clear focus on personalised learning, the school’s approach exemplifies the shift towards student-centred learning where collaboration, creativity and critical thinking are all essential components.

Architecturally, the structure has a softness to the form as well as the materiality. A complex sculptural form, there are two wings to the building. Circulation around the floorplate has been designed to be fluid, with the main circulation space highlighted by curtain walls that bring the flow of the breakout space of the main courtyard and link to a tennis court on the east side of the building. 



Ruyton Girls School


Melbourne, Australia


3,000 sq m



Completion Date

December 2015


2016 Association for Learning Environments (Victorian Chapter) Winner – Best New Entire Education Facility.

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