Australian Capital Territory
St. Clare’s College has taken student well-being as a priority with their new Learning Commons.
This learning and social hub is designed to create a calm and uplifting environment, with biophilic design elements that promote positive mental health and wellness. The building provides a variety of spaces that cater to different learning styles, including quiet areas for individual study and collaborative spaces for group work.
The Learning Commons unifies the existing 1960s campus and establishes itself as a central hub for the college community. The building’s facade features vertical sunshade fins to regulate sunlight and provide privacy, with an overall outcome that exceeds energy efficiency standards.
With student engagement and wellbeing at the heart of the design, the Learning Commons is an inspiring space for students to learn and grow.
David Pennington, Design Architect and Senior Draftsperson
Shaun Bray, Senior Drafts Person
John Rainari & Associates, Services Consultant
Northrop Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer