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Brisbane South State Secondary College

New learning and creative spaces for future generations

  • Brisbane, Queensland

    Brisbane, Queensland

A vertical design solution to reflect its inner urban setting

Over the last 10 years, around 5,000 additional students have joined Queensland state schools in and around the Brisbane central business district. This growth is set to continue with more than 3,000 additional students expected within the next five years. The solution? The new Brisbane South State Secondary College.

The school master plan covers six main elements (hubs for creativity, learning, health and wellbeing, sports, and administration) and focuses on providing flexible learning spaces and well-developed performance-based amenities. We provided multi-service mechanical, electrical, acoustics, and hydraulic engineering. The biggest challenge was the disposition of lots and features, particularly in the electrical design as the supply authority had to reconfigure their existing infrastructure to accommodate.

The BSSSC—along with its impressive green space addition—will increase state secondary schooling capacity, supporting strong and sustained population growth in inner Brisbane. Plus, the auditoriums and performance halls will be used as rental resources for the community. New facilities will be staged each year going forward, until 2026 when the full school will offer education for students in years 7 to 12.

At a Glance

  • Department of Education (QLD)
Plus Architecture
Meet Our Team

Karim Shehab, Principal, Building Services Group Leader, QLD

I’m passionate about applying innovating methods to problem solving, fault finding, and design-led thinking to achieve design optimization.
Karim Shehab Principal, Building Services Group Leader, QLD Read More

Michael Lanchester, Principal, Acoustics Group Leader, QLD

I love working on projects with something outside the norm.
Michael Lanchester Principal, Acoustics Group Leader, QLD Read More

Karim Shehab

Principal, Building Services Group Leader, QLD

Michael Lanchester

Principal, Acoustics Group Leader, QLD

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