Parklands High School Redevelopment | ARTAS Architects

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Parklands high school redevelopment | artas architects

educational Architecture

Parklands High School is one of two public high schools in Burnie, in North West Tasmania. There was significant scope to improve and repurpose spaces in existing buildings across the campus, and adaptive reuse and refurbishment forms a major part of the works, alongside new buildings to support the schools vision for specialist offerings. Our design looked at creating a series of ‘hub’ spaces with flexible and integrated functions. These include the ‘social hub’, the ‘arts hub’, the ‘learning hub’ – which also functions as the major circulation route across the school – and individual hubs for each year group. The school’s administration and entry was also reconfigured to improve functionality and redress the front of the school. Principal Magella Dudley said at completion ‘ … as students moved into the ‘state of the art’ auditorium they were blown away with the high quality of the physical space and reality of the investment in them …’


Parklands High School Redevelopment | ARTAS Architects | Photographer: Aaron Jones


Practice team

Heath Clayton – Design Architect

Simone James – Design Architect 

Scott Curran – Project Director

Mark Miller – Project Manager & Documentation Leader

Tim Cuthbertson – Graduate of Architecture

Bobby Tieman – Project Technician

Jeremy Oldham – Trainee Project Technician


Stubbs Constructions Pty Ltd  – Builder

Braddon Building Surveying – Building Surveyor

Core Construction Management – Quantity Surveyor

Engineering Solutions – Engineer

Lange Design – Landscape Consultant

Tarkarri Engineering – Acoustic Consultant

Rare (formerly AL Consulting) – Structural Engineer

Aaron Jones – Photographer

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