Aberfoyle Park High School Redevelopment | Hames Sharley

Aberfoyle Park High School Redevelopment | Hames Sharley | Photographer: Sam Noonan

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Aberfoyle Park High School Redevelopment | Hames Sharley

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna People

South Australia

Educational Architecture
Sam Noonan
Project summary

Aberfoyle Park High School is integrated with the community via pedestrian corridors and shared amenities. The aim of the redesign was to foster community connections in a safer, more meaningful way, while enriching the learning experience. This resulted in the construction of a new reception building to create a focal entry statement to the site.

Collaborative learning was at the forefront of the design planning process, with the school stepping away from the traditional classroom to embrace flexible, open learning areas with a connection to the outdoors.

Major internal refurbishment to several existing buildings accompanied the new construction, including an upgrade to the school’s performing arts centre to create a theatre suitable for larger performances and events.

The result is a blend of contemporary architecture with natural materials and an earthen green palette reminiscent of the Australian bush that blends harmoniously with other upgrades and the buildings’ natural surrounds.

Our students are really going to benefit from the new facilities, particularly the collaborative working spaces. The upgraded performing arts centre will allow us to deliver quality music, drama and dance teaching and our students will be able to showcase their talents on the big stage to parents and friends. The new theatre will provide opportunities for our students to attend year level assemblies and performances that come into the school which enhance their learning and the curriculum.

Project Practice Team

Liam Murphy, Project Architect
Madeleine Steele, Associate

Project Consultant and Construction Team

LUCID Consulting, Services Consultant
MLEI Consulting, Structural Engineer and Civil Consultant
Resonate Consultants, Acoustic Consultant
Turner Townsend, Quantity Surveyor
WAX Studio, Landscape Consultant

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Aberfoyle Park High School Redevelopment | Hames Sharley | Photographer: Sam Noonan

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