St Joseph’s School is a Reception to Year 9 co-education school serving the community in the Murray Bridge Mallee area since 1925 in the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people.
Murray Bridge people have a connection to their city, its agricultural history and the river. Working with the School, we found inspiration for our final form through exploration of these important connections, culminating in the simple beauty of River Murray, the bridges and the silos in the agricultural settings.
A deep desire from the St Joseph’s leadership to provide the School with “something’ new, different, inviting and distinctly “Murray bridge-like” formed the framework of the project.
The aspiration for St Joseph’s is that the school reflects the contemporary world, prepares its students for a life of learning and creates an education environment which matters to students and their families that resonates culturally and deeply.
Isabella Ricci, Graduate of Architecture
Lisa Martin, Design Architect
Matt Martin, Project Lead
Birdseye Studios, Landscape Consultant
Chris Sale Consulting, Quantity Surveyor
Meinhardt, Services Consultant
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec WGA, Civil Consultant
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec WGA, Structural Engineer