St Leonards College
East Brighton, Victoria
St Leonard’s College is Bayside Melbourne’s leading independent, coeducational Uniting Church school from ELC to year 12. Cotter Reid Architects are currently completing various architectural projects across this school. The brief received by Cotter Reid Architects Director, Tony Cotter is to provide the College with a dedicated Arts building to support a range of different pedagogies. The provision of new dedicated Arts Centre will provide this important co-curricular program with the status it deserves within the St Leonard’s College community, whilst freeing up valuable spaces for the consolidation and enhancement of other educational programs.
Incorporating a range of state-of-the-art technologies, the building supports student-based learning, whilst allowing the spaces to function as Gallery areas, presenting back to the St Leonards College and the wider community. The chosen aesthetic is cutting edge, providing the building with a fluid form, enhanced by the implementation of a specular metallic cladding material. It speaks to the College’s future direction, within a traditional suburban setting. The building makes efficient use of an under-utilized part of the campus, creating a strong connection between existing facilities & enhancing student safety.
Completed in November 2016, the project tracked well to both budget and timeframe. *Undertaken as Latitude Architects.