St Andrew’s Primary, Marayong NSW
MBA Award Winner 2017: Private Schools – $1,000,001 – $5,000,000
St. Andrew’s Primary School, Marayong involved close coordination with Stanton Dahl Architects and the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta to deliver a dual stage project which serviced the school with much needed learning facilities. The Stage 1 building incorporated GLA’s, breakout spaces and some outdoor seating to accommodate roughly 120 students. The Stage 2 landscaping and Canteen refurbishment allowed the school to demolish some old buildings to make way for some much needed open landscaping and play areas.
Undertaking the project inside a fully operational primary school was challenging. The building is designed to facilitate the effective transition of traditional face to face learning into some more contemporary methods involving technology and touch interfaces. The Stage 1 building can be opened up to flow into outdoor artificial play grounds which mimic hills and valleys and add to the students’ overall learning environment.