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Prahran High School

Rising to the challenge of inner-city education in Melbourne

  • $40M

    Project Value

  • 5

    Storeys

  • Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne, Victoria

Vertical school design creates award-winning teaching facilities on a constrained inner-city site

Prahran High School is one of the first vertical schools to be constructed by the Victorian Government. Stantec provided full engineering services for the five-storey building in an established learning precinct next to Melbourne’s Swinburne University.

Making the most of the limited space available in the constrained urban site, modern teaching facilities are arranged across the upper storeys, topped by a rooftop garden. Other amenities include a learning resource centre and performing arts centre at ground level and there is a full-size gym on the third floor. A central atrium introduces natural light into the building, while bleachers cleverly offer circulation and social space at the same time as connecting the various levels. Outdoor terraces can also be accessed from every floor.

The award-winning co-educational school was constructed within a tight programme to budget and provides the full spectrum of education facilities for 650 students within the inner city, 

At a Glance

Offices
Architect
Gray Puksand Pty Ltd
Award
2019 VIC Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Commendation for Educational Architecture
2019 Victorian School Design Awards, Best project above $10m, Gray Puksand
Meet Our Team

Cormac Kelly, Sustainability Section Manager, Principal

My aim is to understand the occupant’s needs and develop an environment that meets those needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
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Tim Mansfield, Structural Section Manager, Principal

My goal is to achieve an economical and practical design solution that allows my clients to realize their vision for the final development.
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Daniel Castro, Acoustic Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Principal

We help you achieve an optimum balance between acoustic technical accuracy and cost-effective solutions.
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Vinh Le, Senior Electrical Project Engineer, Associate Director

I love problem solving and my work not only provides engineering solutions but also impacts the environment and society.
Vinh Le Senior Electrical Project Engineer, Associate Director Read More

Cormac Kelly

Sustainability Section Manager, Principal

Tim Mansfield

Structural Section Manager, Principal

Daniel Castro

Acoustic Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Principal

Vinh Le

Senior Electrical Project Engineer, Associate Director

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