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.
Wellington Child & Family Hub
Learn more about our support of the facilities at Wellington Child & Family Hub.
FROEBEL Carlton Early Learning Centre
Learn more about our support of the facilities at 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.
Greater Shepparton Secondary College
Learn more about the build of Greater Shepparton 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.
The winner of the Minister’s Award was DesignInc for the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership.
Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
Learn more about the build of Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership.
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Supported inclusion schools
Supported inclusion schools are mainstream primary or secondary schools designed to support a higher number of students with a disability.
Modular kindergarten buildings
As funded kindergarten for 3-year-olds becomes more available across Victoria, we are making sure there are enough kindergarten places to meet increased demand.
Reviewed 20 December 2022