St James Lutheran College’s desire to bolster their connections with the local community has been reflected in in the design of their recently completed Administration Centre, presenting a fresh, friendly face to their main street frontage.
The Novum-designed Master Plan intentionally located community spaces including their new Reception, Student Services, and Administration Centre, Tuckshop Café, Performing Arts Hall (which is currently under construction) alongside the entrance to attract parents and visitors into the campus, encouraging interactions between students, staff, parents, and visitors.
The creation of a distinct “front door” to the campus allows first time visitors to find their way around, while also centralising pedestrian traffic in a vibrant, active location, putting the College’s welcoming culture on show.
Flowing on from the school’s “front door,” buildings are clustered around a new “pedestrian street” which offers glimpses into dynamic learning spaces, including flexible, contemporary classrooms, Hospitality, Performing Arts, Reception and Student Services, and direct access to key members of staff.
Our team worked closely with the school to evolve and modernise the school’s existing architectural style, and along with other recently completed and future Novum-designed projects, this building will create a holistically considered precinct of dynamic learning and community spaces.
CLIENT: St James Lutheran College
Project Director: Joel Ridings
Project Delivery Leader: Ben Leighton
Project Team: Jeffrey Smith, Megan Duffy
CONTRACTOR: Torbay Constructions
CIVIL ENGINEER: ACOR Consultants Pty Ltd
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: ACOR Consultants Pty Ltd
HYDRAULIC ENGINEER: Compass Consulting Group
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: WalkerBai Consulting
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: WalkerBai Consulting
ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Anderson Energy Efficiency
TOWN PLANNER: Urban Planet
CERTIFIER: Bartley Burns Pty Ltd
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER: Soil Surveys