Philip Idle and Dani Martin have returned from the CEFPI International Congress in Sydney.
Site visits to Northern Beaches Christian School, Pymble Ladies College and the Western Sydney Institute of TAFE were particularly rewarding. With a wealth of guest speakers and rewarding opportunities for networking with many like-minded inspirational educational and architectural professionals, the three-day conference was a huge success.
The landscaping project at Santa Maria College has finally commenced on site.
This will complete the precinct of buildings at the front of the site including the Mercy Building, completed in 2010 and the extension to the McDonald Building, completed in 2011.The landscaped area includes a flat grassed areas for recreation, terraced seating for small and large gatherings and smaller reflection areas. The main circular seating area, suitable to seat a whole class group, is centred on an existing mature jacaranda tree and a variety of garden spaces and planter boxes will ensure shade for outdoor use of the gardens throughout the year.
Philip Idle is currently serving on the international jury for the CEFPI James D. MacConnell Award, acknowledging the thorough planning process that results in an exceptional educational facility.
Award winners will be announced at the CEFPI International Conference in Nashville in September.