VSBA New Schools 2023 Bundle A | ARM Architecture

VSBA New Schools 2023 Bundle A | ARM Architecture | Photographer: Shannon McGrath

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

VSBA New Schools 2023 Bundle A | ARM Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Bunurong, Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri


COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
Educational Architecture
Interior Architecture
The Dimity Reed Melbourne Prize (VIC)
Urban Design
Hutchinson Builders
Shannon McGrath
Project summary

VSBA New Schools 2023 Bundle A comprises six new primary schools, including one specialist primary school, for the Victorian School Building Authority.

The projects are: Ngarri Primary School, Manor Lakes; Lollypop Creek Primary School, Werribee; Karwan Primary School, Tarneit; Thornhill Park Primary School, Rockbank; Nearnung Primary School, Tarneit; and Warringa Park School, Tarneit.

As part of the state government’s commitment to deliver community infrastructure on school sites, each school provides sporting facilities accessible to members of the community.

The schools will make important contributions to how their communities evolve. Five schools are greenfield sites in emerging suburbs. All have excellent access to parklands, and each is a key anchor to town centres.

ARM Architecture’s goal was to customise each school’s facilities and add nuance to their identity. We aimed to provide a strong connection to country, celebrate Aboriginal culture, and shape a positive path to reconciliation.

Victorian Jury Presentation

The VSBA is unable to provide written endorsement for awards purposes. It can, however, confirm ARM Architecture’s engagement on the project.

Project Practice Team

Alice Francis, Graduate of Architecture
Andrea Wilson, Interior Designer
Andrew Hayne, Project Architect
Andrew Lilleyman, Project Architect
Catherine Dupuy, Interior Designer
Dylan Li, Project Architect
Helly Knudsen, Graduate of Architecture
Jesse Judd, Design Architect
Laura Bailey, Project Architect
Laura Szyman, Graduate of Architecture
Megan Marks, Project Architect
Nadia Poppen, Graduate of Architecture
Natasha Giles, Graduate of Architecture
Nigel Reichenbach, Project Architect
Ray Marshall, Design Architect
Shane Williams, Project Architect
Stephen Davies, Project Architect
Toby Flaye, Graduate of Architecture

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Bush Projects, Landscape Consultant
Morris Goding Access Consulting, DDA Consultant
PLP Building Surveyors & Consultants, Building Surveyor
Spacecraft Studio, Artist Engagement
WSP, Services Consultant
WSP, Structural Engineer

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VSBA New Schools 2023 Bundle A | ARM Architecture | Photographer: Shannon McGrath

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