Architect: Hayball Architects
Contemporary school designs in Australia are changing in various ways, including adapting to meet rising population growth in our cities.
For urban schools to accommodate this densification, school designs are transitioning from building outward on large tracts of land to upward on smaller sites. The award-winning Richmond High School in Victoria is now celebrated as one of Australia’s first vertical state high schools, following a $43 million makeover completed in 2019. It delivers a modern and innovative learning environment for 650 students in years 7-12, and last year deservedly won best secondary school project in the 2019 Victorian School Design Awards (VSDA).