The awards recognise the role architects are playing in making Victoria a world leader in school design.
Finalists are selected for the innovation, creativity and practicality they have brought to designing new, or modernising existing, Victorian public schools.
Each of these projects creates an inspiring learning environment for modern education. This might be incorporating the natural environment into the design, delivering specialist infrastructure for students with disabilities or diverse learning needs, or making big change on a small budget.
These awards provide an incentive for driving design excellence, while showcasing best-practice designs to inspire other schools planning similar projects.
Best School Project Below $5 Million
Surfside Primary School (modernisation), Sibling Architecture
Mount Macedon Primary School (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics and Music STEAMM Centre), Workshop Architecture
Camberwell High School (Year 11 Centre modernisation), Hayball
Best School Project Between $5 Million and $10 Million
South Yarra Primary School (three-storey modular learning centre), B2 Architecture
Melba Secondary College (STEAM centre), Y2 Architecture
Sandringham East Primary School (refurbishment), ClarkeHopkinsClarke
Best School Project Above $10 Million
Carlton Primary School (Learning Precinct), Law Architects
Geelong High School (upgrade and modernisation), McGlashan Everist
Elevation Secondary College, Billard Leece Partnership
Best Primary School Project
Lucas Primary School, Architectus with K2LD and DesignInc
Lindenow Primary School (library and administration building), AOA Christopher Peck
Best Secondary School Project
Springside West Secondary College (Stage 2), Brand Architects
Brunswick Secondary College (modernisation and refurbishment), Baldasso Cortese
Wonthaggi Secondary College (Senior Campus), ClarkeHopkinsClarke
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