Adelaide Botanic High School

DesignInc, in collaboration with Cox Architecture, designed and delivered South Australia’s first vertical school. Located in the CBD, Adelaide Botanic High School opened 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 is a light-filled atrium connecting the adapted six-storey Reid Building to a new seven-storey building as an active atrium.

Environmental design minimises energy and water use, in support of the city’s Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge. The project will achieve a 5-Star Green Star As-Built rating.

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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
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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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Doug McCusker

Senior AssociateAdelaide

Doug McCusker

Senior AssociateAdelaide
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Cameron Smith

AssociateMelbourne

Cameron Smith

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Jane Sayers

Associate, DesignMelbourne

Jane Sayers

Associate, DesignMelbourne
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Maria Mueller

AssociatePerth

Maria Mueller

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Amy Merritt

AssociateAdelaide

Amy Merritt

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Michelle Harris

AssociateMelbourne

Michelle Harris

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Matthew Todd

PrincipalSydney

Matthew Todd

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Steven Holmes

PrincipalSydney

Steven Holmes

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Sonya Montgomerie

Senior AssociateAdelaide

Sonya Montgomerie

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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

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Ee Ther Wee

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Gavin Dixon

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Gavin Dixon

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Michael Willis

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