New Schools 2020 – Lucas Primary School

Lucas Primary School provides an engaging and inspiring new teaching and learning environment for children and their families. Central to the school’s planning is the creation of a campus that bolsters and enlivens the surrounding community’s sense of identity with a cheerful and playful village environment.

Built-in a new suburb on the outskirts of Ballarat we recognised that the new school would play a vital part in forming a healthy sense of community. So we designed the school with flexibility to allow the school to share its facilities with the community after hours and on weekends. This brings local people together and helps to establish important community bonds.

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The education design strategy provides multiple opportunities for teachers to give a range of connected and collaborative learning experiences for every child. The range of learning settings includes storytelling and presentation spaces, project studios, small meeting rooms, collaboration zones, reading nooks, and dedicated spaces for wet and messy activities.

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The learning environments facilitate a range of authentic learning experiences for students through a variety of settings, connection to quality specialist spaces and purposeful outdoor learning areas.

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The learning environments facilitate a range of authentic learning experiences for students through a variety of settings, connection to quality specialist spaces and purposeful outdoor learning areas.

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Lucas Primary School was awarded Winner, Best Primary School in the 2020 Victorian School Design Awards. It is one of nine new schools that we delivered in association with Architectus and K2LD for the VSBA New Schools 2020 program:

  • Botanic Ridge Primary School
  • Beveridge Primary School
  • Casey Fields Primary School
  • Edgars Creek Primary School
  • Endeavour Hills Specialist School
  • Eynesbury Primary School
  • Grayling Primary School
  • Lucas Primary School
  • Orchard Park Primary School

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Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne

Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne
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Rohan Wilson

DirectorMelbourne

Rohan Wilson

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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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Ellen Wilkinson

Associate – Education LeaderMelbourne

Ellen Wilkinson

Associate – Education LeaderMelbourne
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Jane Sayers

PrincipalMelbourne

Jane Sayers

PrincipalMelbourne
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Doug McCusker

Senior AssociateAdelaide

Doug McCusker

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Cameron Smith

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Cameron Smith

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Steven Holmes

PrincipalSydney

Steven Holmes

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Sonya Montgomerie

Senior AssociateAdelaide

Sonya Montgomerie

Senior AssociateAdelaide
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Freya Martin

AssociateAdelaide

Freya Martin

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Shalini Shah

AssociateAdelaide

Shalini Shah

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Ee Ther Wee

AssociateAdelaide

Ee Ther Wee

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Gavin Dixon

AssociateAdelaide

Gavin Dixon

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Michael Willis

AssociateAdelaide

Michael Willis

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Simon McKeown

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Simon McKeown

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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