St Patrick’s Marist College – Dundas

Photography by Alicia Taylor

This project involved the design of a new dedicated teaching building for secondary students with high support needs.

Our design includes flexible teaching areas, life-skill learning areas such as a domestic laundry and kitchen, and an outdoor education play area in a physically secure environment.

We needed to create a stimulating educational environment for the students and teachers, while maintaining the security of the entrance and perimeter. Outdoor water play areas, an in-ground trampoline and vegetable garden create a fun and engaging place for all types of learning to occur.  The kitchen includes electronically-adjustable benches to cater to the differing needs and abilities of students.

The school and students now have a teaching facility that provides educational and life-skills training, in a modern and flexible environment.