The redeveloped Taylor Primary School has been recognised at the Australian Institute of Architects Awards (ACT Chapter).
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch congratulated the team at Small Quinton Coleman Architects who took out the Education Prize for their work on the school’s redesign.
The Australian Institute of Architects Awards recognise outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture from around the country. Small Quinton Coleman Architects are now shortlisted for the National Awards to be held on 6 November 2014.
“Taylor Primary School has settled back into normal school life again after being relocated to Namadgi School for a short period in 2012 following the discovery of structural concerns,” Ms Burch said.
“The ACT Government is committed to providing high quality learning environments for students and Taylor Primary School represents the best of contemporary school architecture nationally.”
Taylor Primary School is also nominated in the 2014 Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards alongside Duffy and Neville Bonner Primary Schools, Holder Early Childhood School and Daramalan College and John Paul College.
The 2014 Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards will be announced at a gala dinner on 27 June 2014.
The categories each school has been nominated in and the organisations responsible are:
Neville Bonner Primary School
Commercial best use of material exterior (Delnas Metal Roofing)
Duffy Primary School
Commercial project exhibiting technical difficulty or innovation (FM Projects Australia)
Building less than $5 million (FM Projects Australia)
Holder Early Childhood Centre
Commercial work health & safety (Monarch Interior Solutions)
Building less than $5 million (Monarch Building Solutions)
Taylor Primary School
Public domain landscaping (Ram Construction)
Commercial project exhibiting technical difficulty or innovation (Binutti Construction)
Fitout, refurbishment or alteration more than $5 million (Binutti Construction)
Fitout, refurbishment or alteration less than $500,000
Building less than $5 million (Total Project Construction/Paul Barnett Design Group)
John Paul College
Public domain landscaping (Dig-it! Landscapes/DSB Landscape Architects)
Commercial best use of material interior (Monarch Interior Solutions)
Building $20 million – $50 million (Richard Crookes Construction)
(Joy Burch media release)