Iona Presentation College in Mosman Park is looking to the future
As part of Mosman Parks' local community for over a century, Iona Presentation College is looking to make positive changes for the school and it's students whilst involving the local community to ensure a continued symbiotic relationship.
EIW Architects are proud to be part of this upgrade and will provide a modern and functional facility complimenting the school's 'green space'.
Mrs Anne Pitos, Principal of the College, says in an interview with The Post "while many of our current buildings have served us well, a significant number no longer meet the requirements of modern teaching and learning". (The Post- David Hudlestone. P.10 & 100- 23rd August 2014)
Moving to a more student focused way of teaching and away from a more traditional format requires a vastly different learning space, which has been the main focus for the master plan concept.
The two stage project will include replacement of existing buildings with a four-storey teaching centre at the centre of the grounds. It will include visual arts, a cafeteria, library, learning suites, staff community room and extra parking. The second stage of the build involves a performing arts centre that will include a multipurpose auditorium, basement parking, music, drama and dance areas.
For more information on the proposal, go to Iona Presentation College website for their video on the Future Campus
For the full article in The Post- please follow the link here. (pages 10 and 100)
It's Award Season in the Architecture World
EIW has been busy entering several projects into both the CEFPI Awards and the AIA Awards over the last few months.
We have entered Ngulla Mia Boarding Facility at Clontarf Aboriginal College, Hammond Park Catholic Primary School and Tranby College Social Sciences and Administration Building. These project submissions can be viewed on the following link: CEFPI Awards
We have also entered two of our projects into the Australian Architecture Awards; Hammond Park Catholic Primary School has been entered into the "Small Projects" category, and Clontarf Aboriginal College Trade Training Centre has been entered into the "Public Buildings" award.
The final decisions on all the awards are yet to be confirmed but have a look at our projects yourselves and see what you think:
Project: Hammond Park
Project: Clontarf Aboriginal College
Third Annual CEFPI Symposium is a Success in Perth, March 2014
EIW staff recently attended the third CEFPI WA Chapter Symposium, discussing inner-city education. A great line-up of speakers (including our own Peter Lippman) provided different opinions and thoughts on how education and our perceptions of the city are changing. You can read an article on the event by Associate Director Dani Martin here.
Peter Lippman's article is published in CEFPI journal
EIW Architects own Peter Lippman is published in the 47th edition of the CEFPI journal where he discusses the 'Science of Learning'. To read the full article, click here
Peter C. Lippman is lecturing at SETT in Skandinavia
EIW Architect's Associate Director Peter C. Lippman will be travelling to Skandinavia in May for the SETT (Skandinavian Educational Technology Transformation) Forum
Skandinavia is heavily invested in the education of future generations and take pride in furthering technology to aid the children in education.
At the Forum Peter will lecture on the importance of creating spaces conducive to learning to encourage not only collaborative working but also private working environments to help concentration. There are many factors that can affect a potential working environment such as lighting, temperature and air quality. As we all know good air flow and natural light helps the body whilst it is working. It is also important to address the type of work that will be conducted in specific areas. If a space is too small to host a group or a space too exposed for single person study, it will diminish the effectiveness of the study space.
All these things will be addressed and elaborated upon in Peter's lecture and we are looking forward to hearing what he has to say.
For more information of the Forum and Peter's lecture, please visit the SETT website here
Interview with Peter C. Lippman Author of Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools: A Responsive Approach to Creating Learning Environments (Part 1, 2 and 3)
Peter C. Lippman, Assoc. AIA, REFP, is an Educational Resource Planner and has dedicated his 15 year professional career to researching, programming, and planning learning environments. He has a Bachelor’s in Architecture and a Masters degree in Psychology. He uses various research methodologies to evaluate environments and make appropriate design recommendations. Peter proposed design solutions for the Mini-Treatment Lounge at Harlem Hospital Center’s Aids Pediatrics Clinic and for the School for Medical and Dental Assistants, both in NYC. Peter has also researched sustainable office environments, and currently focuses on how the physical environment influences teaching and learning. He co-chairs the American Institute of Architects’ National Committee on Architectural Education Conference in New York City; the Cyberspace and Digital Environments Network for the Environmental Design Research Association; and is the New York State Governor for the Council of Educational Facility Planners International.
Peter is the author of “Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools" and was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about his book.
To read Part 1 of the interview by Tim Holt, click here.
To read Part 2 of the interview click here.
To read Part 3 of the interview, click here.
Mt Lawley Primary School Rises from the Ashes
17 months after the arson incident at the Primary School in July 2012, EIW Architects has been working in conjunction with Department of Education, the Heritage Council and local and state government to begin rebuilding Mt Lawley Primary School.
Official "sod-turning ceremony" on Wednesday 11th December signifies the symbolic beginning of the building process, the contract for which having gone to Badge Constructions.
To view full article from WAToday, follow the link here.
Rendering of how the school may look upon completion
CEFPI WA Chapter- Inaugural publication "Thinking About Learning" Volume 1
Hammond Park Catholic Primary School and Tranby College Senior School & Administration Building have been included in the CEFPI WA Chapter inaugural publication ‘Thinking About Learning’, co-edited by Associate Director Dani Martin.
This publication celebrates the unique diversity of educational projects completed by CEFPI WA members over recent years. As a collection, the projects provide comment on current emerging trends, thoughts and ideas about learning and the spaces in which it occurs.
Featuring projects by Armstrong Parkin Architects, Broderick Architects, Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland, eiw architects, Gresley Abas, HASSELL, JCY architects + urban designers, Marcus Collins Architects, Nature Play Solutions, Parry & Rosenthal Architects, SITE Architecture Studio and Taylor Robinson.
Each project included conveys a different way of thinking about learning, and provides a link between educational theory and the built understanding of the learning process.
Publications can be ordered online via this link.
Merge - Talk on a Practice with EIW Architects
Wednesday 11th December, 6pm onwards
Brought to you by Merge, in conjunction with AIA (Australian Institute of Architects), EIW Architects will be holding Talk on a Practice at our Subiaco Office.
Who are EIW Architects and what have we achieved over the last 20 years in Perth and W.A? If you are interested in finding out, see the RSVP details below.
Architecture Week 2013- Saturday 19th - Friday 25th October
Architecture Week starts this Saturday! EIW staff have again been assisting with the preparations for this event. This year’s lineup includes many exciting activities for the whole family.
There are lots of events on like Box City, Walking Tours, Exhibitions, 3 Over 4 Under and an exclusive lecture by Architect John Wardle.
The full program can be found here
Access a calendar of events on the Perth Architecture Website.Click here to view.
Latest article by Associate Director Peter C. Lippman
EIW Architect's Associate Director Peter C. Lippman along with Janine Betz explore the effect technology has on today's learning environments and the importance of adapting these environments to suit the changes.
Read the full article as it appears in Learning by Design, here.
Image below: Planning of Stormanston High School, Perth, W.A. (Designed by EIW Architects)
Flexible learning areas accommodate a variety of learning styles
Chicago- A stimulating metropolis for any architect
EIW Architect's Director Philip Idle takes an inspirational trip to Chicago during his visit to The States for the 2013 CEFPI World Conference, Indianapolis.
Marvelling at the works of Frank Lloyd Wright (Pre WWI) and Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (Pre WW2) and their influence on Chicago's cityscape today.
Read full article here
CEFPI HOPE Tanzania 2013
Architects from Adelaide and Perth lead by Philip Idle (from EIW Architects in WA and CEFPI member) joined with teachers from Scotch College, St Stephen's School and Churchlands Primary to spend 3 days working in the village of Matipwili.
Student opening of the new Senior School at Tranby College
EIW enjoyed the student opening of the new Senior School at Tranby College today.
It was exciting to see the realisation of the student’s thoughts on their learning space, and their use of the different areas.
Senior school students enjoyed the colourful bright furniture, integrated technologies, and new opportunities for learning in the various sized spaces.
We are happy to announce that three of EIWs projects are featuring in this year’s edition of Scoop Magazine-Commercial Building and Design’ .
The projects are:
- Ngulla Mia Boarding House (pg 242-263)
- Santa Maria College Mercy Building (pg 264-265)
- Patricia Kalis Centre (pg 176-177)
All projects feature on a double page spread.
Peter C. Lippman speaking at the LeaderCon 2 day conference "Leading -The Next Chapter".
EIW Architects Associate Director, Peter C. Lippman will be attending the conference as a speaker.
On Friday 3rd May, Peter will be speaking about:
'Collaborative Spaces and Student Learning'
- The role of place and space in student learning outcomes.
- Design is important.
Kingsway Christian College – Science Centre and Home Economics opens.
WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, opened the recently completed Science Centre at Kingsway Christian College together with refurbished Home Economics and Media facilities. EIW worked closely with the client to develop a resourceful design solution that presents the students and staff with a contemporary learning environment. Nicole Best and Philip Idle oversaw the planning, design and construction of this successful project.
Clontarf Trade Training Centre opens.
EIW was proud to attend the opening of the new $3.3m Trade Training Centre at Clontarf Aboriginal College on March 27. Senator Jacinta Collins and Rev Mgr Michael Keating conducted the opening and blessing before students, staff and dignatories. The project is a partnership between Clontarf, Trinity and Mercedes Colleges and provides engineering and construction workshops, machine and finishing rooms, covered outdoor work areas and a horticulture shed. This outstanding project is testament to the EIW team made up of Andrew Teoh, Mark Oliver, Chad Mollett and overseen by Project Director, Philip Idle.
EIW Associate director Peter C. Lippman recently visited Melbourne to be a key speaker at the New Generation Learning Space 2013 conference.
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