The Council of Eductaional Facility Planners International (CEFPI) have once again pitted the very best of Australasia's educational architecture projects head to head and now revealed the winners of the 2015 CEPI Australasia Awards.
ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects was the most successful Australian architecture firm in 2015, taking two major prizes from the awards ceremony that was held on the final day of the 15th Annual CEFPI Regional Conference held in Canberra.
This year’s Australasia Awards program received 89 submissions across six categories including the newly introduced Educational Landscapes/Outdoor Learning Area category, which recognises the importance of learning spaces outside the classroom.
Sixteen awards and commendations were presented at the event with winners including Fulton Trotter Architects for their Noosa Flexible Learning Centre project which was also a finalist in the 2014 Sustainabilty Awards.
ClarkeHopkinsClarke was declared the Overall Winner of the program for their "University High School" project at the Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences in Victoria and also took out the New Construction, Major Facility category for their work on Brighton Grammar Middle School.
The 2015 CEFPI Australasia People’s Choice Award was won by TERROIR Architects for Claremont College.
2015 Regional Award Winners and Commendations
CATEGORY 1: NEW CONSTRUCTION, ENTIRE NEW SCHOOL
Noosa Flexible Learning Centre by Fulton Trotter Architects (and Bligh Tanner). Photography by Jason Smith.
Aldinga Beach Children’s Centre by Kilpatrick Architecture
Our Lady of the Southern Cross Primary School by Baldasso Cortese Architects
CATEGORY 2: NEW CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR FACILITY
Brighton Grammar Middle School by ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects. Photography by Diana Snape
O’Regan Arts and Cultural Common Monte Sant’Angelo Mercy College by Brewster Hjorth Architects
St John the Apostle Primary School, Stage 1 by Baldasso Cortese Architects
Victoria University of Wellington Campus Hub and Library Upgrade by Athfield Architects/ Architectus
CATEGORY 3: RENOVATION/ MODERNISATION OVER $2 MILLION
FROEBEL Learning Centre by Steffen Welsch Architects. Photography by Shannon McGrath.
Margaret Ames Centre, Immanuel College by Swanbury Penglase Architects
CATEGORY 4: RENOVATION/ MODERNISATION UNDER $2 MILLION
Year 3/4 Neighborhood Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School by Centrum Architects Pty Ltd
Kahurangi School by Stephenson & Turner
CATEGORY 5: EDUCATION INITIATIVE/ DESIGN SOLUTION FOR AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM
Elizabeth Blackburn School of Science, The University High School by ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects. Photography: Diana Snape
NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Centre by NSW Government Architects Office
CATEGORY 6: EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE/ OUTDOOR LEARNING AREA
Horsham Special School by Sensory Courtyard Kneeler Design Architects Jeavons Landscape Architects. Photography by Silvi Glattauer