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We're proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 Victorian School Design Awards.

The awards recognise how architects are making Victoria a world leader in school design. This year, we’ve included kindergartens and early learning centres in the awards for the first time.

Our judges select finalists for the innovation, creativity and practicality their designs bring to the Victorian public schools and kindergartens we build and modernise.

Each of these projects create places where students can learn new things in better ways. Some turn schools into community hubs, sharing sport, health, art and other resources that bring people together. Other designs make schools and kinders better for students of all abilities. Many preserve important heritage features or honour local Indigenous history.

These awards help drive design excellence. They also showcase best-practice to inspire other schools planning similar projects.

Best Kindergarten or Early Learning Centre

The joint winners of Best Kindergarten or Early Learning Centre were AOA Christopher Peck for the Wellington Child & Family Hub and Silvester Fuller for the FROEBEL Carlton Early Learning Centre.

Best School Project Under $5 Million

The winner of Best School Project below $5 million was Workshop Architecture for the modernisation of Stawell Secondary College.

Y2 Architecture was a finalist for their upgrade of White Hills Primary School.

Best School Project between $5 Million and $10 Million

The winner of Best School Project between $5 million and $10 million was Project 12 Architecture for the modernisation of Cowes Primary School.

Guymer Bailey Architects were a finalist for the teaching block and nature playgrounds they completed at Niddrie Autistic School.

Best School Project above $10 Million

The winner of Best School Project above $10 million was Gray Puksand for Greater Shepparton Secondary College.

Billard Leece Partnership was a finalist for Port Melbourne Secondary College.

Best Primary School Project

The joint winners of Best Primary School Project were Kerstin Thompson Architects & McBride Charles Ryan for Clyde Creek Primary School and Peter Elliott Architecture & Urban Design for Sandringham Primary School.

Best Secondary School Project

The winner of Best Secondary School Project was GHDWoodhead and Grimshaw for Wurun Senior Campus.

Minister's Award

The winner of the Minister’s Award was DesignInc for the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership.

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Reviewed 20 December 2022

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