Innovative School Design

Catholic Taste In Learning Space Design

“Forget a quadrangle for the school fete or assemblies” tempted St Luke’s Catholic College in New South Wales when it revealed plans for its new school at Marsden Park. Instead, their buildings were designed first and foremost for learning. Here, Greg Whitby and his team reflect on the influences and reasons behind their decisions.

 A major focus for many education systems around the world is how their schools can deliver relevant learning experience for young people. Maintaining the education status quo is no longer an option: our societies are shaped by what happens in schools. The future depends on the quality and relevance of the education that we provide every young person.

We live in a fast-paced, always changing and increasingly complex world – one that requires school systems to deliver an entirely different educational experience for today’s learners. The ‘one-size-fits-all model’ is no longer fit for purpose in a world that has become personalised and intricately connected.

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