We are happy to announce that two of EIWs projects are featuring in this years edition of Scoop Magazine.
The projects are:
- Ngulla Mia Boarding House (pg 242-263)
- Santa Maria College Mercy Building (pg 264-265)
Both projects feature on a double page spread.
Peter Lipman speaking at the LeaderCon 2 day conference "Leading -The Next Chapter".
EIW Architects Associate Director, Peter 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 Lippman recently visited Melbourne to be a key speaker at the New Generation Learning Space 2013 conference.
Follow the link below to go to the website:
Moving beyond the classroom: Accommodating the changing pedagogy of higher education. By Peter Lippman
This paper questions the future of the ‘classroom’ as a paradigm for teaching and learning settings within the university. In turn, it proposes the notion of ‘learning spaces’ as layered transactional settings for liberating our thinking and our approach to spatial design in order to achieve dynamic learning environments able to meet current and future needs of teachers and students.
Architect and Educator Peter Lippman explores how best to design spaces in which students can work together.
This is the first part of a double series that explore collaborative spaces for K-12 learning environments. Building on research, this article proposes the different spaces, instructional spaces and the breakout spaces, which might be included in these settings. Additionally, it examines how technology can be integrated into them. Lastly, the article features animations showcasing the variety of spaces within these facilities, along with photographic examples of settings that embrace the ideas proposed.
Watch architectural animations showing a space EIW Architects designed. View
Copenhagen Interview with Philip Idle
As part of Philip’s involvement at the Nohr-Con conference in Copenhagen, the following interview was recorded for delegates and interested groups.
Denmark is Design – reflections from Copenhagen
Click the link below to see 'Denmark is Design – reflections from Copenhagen'.
'Settings For Learning Relationships' in Copenhagen
Philip Idle yesterday presented to 130 Scandinavian delegates at the Nohr-Con 'School Buildings of the Future' conference in Copenhagen. Providing a background to the planning and design of new and refurbished Australian schools. Philip focused on the theme 'Settings For Learning Relationships' outlining how he believes the last 10 years has evolved from being technology focused and having an impact on facility design, back towards a better understanding of how all modes of learning relationships can be enhanced through better designed learning environments.
"Danish schools seem to be struggling with similar issues in the refurbishment of old and new school buildings in trying to provide for more collaborative learning models. Their high quality of design prowess is evident in the 4 schools I visited and there are certainly some lessons learned which I can bring back for EIW's ongoing clientele and our ongoing commitment of 'building ideas' ", he reported.
A blog report and video interview conducted with Philip will be available upon his return next week.
Contemporary Learning Hub At Newman Siena Centre Complete.
Following the completion of Stages 1-4 which saw the transformation of the existing Senior College into an adult education and training facility, the Newman Siena Centre owned by the Catholic Education Office of WA now comprises a funky Contemporary Learning Hub which offers 300 sqm of flexible collaboration spaces to enable open learning and teaching. The facility is equipped with state-of the art technology and makes use of vibrant colours to create a fun yet functional environment. Please also refer to the PROJECTS section for more information.
The new Good Shepherd Church in Kelmscott is expected to start on site by the end of the month.
After an exciting design journey with the Good Shepherd Building Committee we are very pleased to get to this point where construction is bound to start in only a few weeks time.
Holy Cross College dares to innovate
The documentation stage of the new secondary house at Holy Cross College in Ellenbrook is in full swing with the design concepts for the learning spaces and teaching interactions with students promising to inspire. The College is already setting new performance levels in the integration of learning technologies and lessons learnt from the previous stage are being expanded and improved upon in this exciting project.
Building Ideas Workshop at Iona Presentation College
EIW continues to work with Iona through our Building Ideas Workshops that saw staff and students literally develop some concept models following discussions about learning environments. The creative activity was a great catalyst for people sharing their ideas about how different areas of the College can work together. The journey continues…
EIW Architects celebrates the opening of Stage 2 of the Ngulla Mia Boarding Facility, Clontarf Aboriginal College.
The second and final stage of the Ngulla Mia Boarding Facility at Clontarf Aboriginal College was officially opened on Wednesday 5th September by the Hon Peter Collier, Minister for Education, Energy & Indigenous Affairs. EIW Architects celebrated with the College and have much pride in the finished product catering for a total of 120 aboriginal students from around WA in a comfortable and inspiring living and learning environment.
EIW become a Corporate Partner of the Perth Wildcats for season 2012-2013
EIW Architects have become a Corporate Partner of the Perth Wildcats for season 2012-2013. This is going to be an exciting season with the move to the Perth Arena from Challenge Stadium.
Known to be one of the most successful clubs in the NBL, the team has established a great platform over the past 3 years, appearing in two Grand final series and 1 Semi Final series. So it will be an extremely exciting season, with the Perth Wildcats striving to secure their 6th NBL Championship.
The all new 14,500 seat Perth Arena is set to be one of the best indoor stadiums in the Southern Hemisphere. The Arena will host a variety of sporting and entertainment events in Perth and more importantly will be the home of the Perth Wildcats and mark the return of basketball to the city, where it belongs. Its prime location in the Perth CBD on Wellington Street brings it close to public transport, the freeway and the city centre. The Perth Wildcats are extremely excited about the many opportunities to improve the game night format and entertainment for fans and members.
Check out their website, http://www.nbl.com.au/wildcats-home/, to get all the info on the team for this upcoming season, and to get an overview of the new amazing home ground Arena.
Lessons Learned from Australia - Philip Idle in Copenhagen
Philip Idle has been invited to speak in October in Copenhagen, Denmark on 'Lessons Learned in Australia - Challenges in Schools of the Future'. The conference theme 'School Buildings of the Future' will bring together participants from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and other Nordic countries to focus on insights into the future of teaching and learning environments.
A new publication has been released featuring Peter Lippman's chapter on 'Preschool and Kindergarten Designs'
A new publication by the IDB Education Network has been released featuring Peter Lippman's chapter on 'Preschool and Kindergarten Designs'. Peter discusses the influence of design on learning outcomes based on his research and showcasing many projects including the Montessori School in Kingsley by EIW Architects. The Inter-American Development Bank organised an event held in Chile in 2010 entitled Infrastructure and Learning in the Twenty-First Century with a focus on school buildings that promote learning, ensure safety and protect the enviornment. www.iadb.org/education
EIW were please to welcome approximately 30 CEFPI WA members to a site visit of Santa Maria College in late November.
Guests were met in the new Mercy Garden, completed in November 2011, before being guided through the new McDonald Extension, undertaken as part of the Federal Government's BER programme. The tour concluded in the Mercy Building, completed in 2010, which incorporates 18 class spaces (incl 2 food tech labs and 2 science rooms), a cafeteria with large prep room, a staff community with associated meeting spaces and lounges, and a new two-storey library / learning plaza.