Adelaide Botanic High School

DesignInc, in collaboration with Cox Architecture, will design and deliver South Australia’s first vertical school. Located in the CBD, Adelaide Botanic High School is due to open in 2019.

For 1,250 secondary school students, the buildings are designed with flexible learning areas to enable an integrated curriculum that helps prepare them for the future.

The new school’s heart will be a light-filled atrium connecting the adapted Reid Building (six storeys) to a new seven-storey building as an active atrium.

Environmental design will minimise energy and water use, in support of the city’s Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge. It is targeting a 5 Green Star certification.

  • CLIENT

    SA Department for Education and Child Development, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

  • LOCATION

    Adelaide, South Australia

  • YEAR

    Completion due 2019

  • SCALE

    15,750 sqm

  • VALUE

    $100 million

  • PROJECT LEADERSHIP
    Wayne Dixon Craig Tonkin Jennifer Drake
  • COLLABORATORS

    Cox Architecture
    Landscape Architecture – TCL

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    Renders by Cox Architecture

Our State’s future will be built on high quality public schools which equip our students with the skills needed to secure the jobs of the future.

The Hon. Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia

The Adelaide Botanic High School’s name reflects its specialist health and sciences program. Purpose-designed laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art science and design technology to support the STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), preparing students to be future innovators.

Key facilities

  • Food technology kitchens
  • Library and research centre
  • Maker spaces (design, media studies, art)
  • Indoor gymnasium
  • Outside learning and recreation spaces
  • Music and drama learning and practice spaces
  • Cafeteria with outdoor terrace
  • Basement parking for 170 bicycles

Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne

Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne
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Rohan Wilson

DirectorMelbourne

Rohan Wilson

DirectorMelbourne
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Wayne Dixon

DirectorAdelaide

Wayne Dixon

DirectorAdelaide
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Sandeep Amin

Managing DirectorSydney

Sandeep Amin

Managing DirectorSydney
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Richard Stafford

Managing DirectorAdelaide

Richard Stafford

Managing DirectorAdelaide
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Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Sally Brincat

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Sally Brincat

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Daniel Walton

PrincipalPerth

Daniel Walton

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Craig Tonkin

AssociateAdelaide

Craig Tonkin

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Jennifer Drake

AssociateAdelaide

Jennifer Drake

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Cameron Smith

AssociateMelbourne

Cameron Smith

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Jacqueline Urford

AssociateSydney

Jacqueline Urford

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Jane Sayers

Associate, DesignMelbourne

Jane Sayers

Associate, DesignMelbourne
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Cheryl Vandenberg

AssociateAdelaide

Cheryl Vandenberg

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Maria Mueller

Senior Interior DesignerPerth

Maria Mueller

Senior Interior DesignerPerth
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Amy Merritt

AssociateAdelaide

Amy Merritt

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Michelle Harris

AssociateMelbourne

Michelle Harris

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