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Through extensive consultation with the school’s leaders and community, selectNOWarchitecture determined the “non-negotiable” goals for the schools Masterplan and design. The factors emerged from consultations to enable student success included open learning spaces, the capacity to teach explicitly, the opportunity to team teach and the ability to have formal and informal learning experiences.

Through research of new best-practice and innovative facilities, selectNOWarchitecture designed adaptable classrooms, mobile fixtures and sustainable design of the school to extend the College’s aims.

Strategically addressed in the Masterplan were the physical fundamentals such as orientation (solar and wind exposure), steep site levels and rock founding conditions.

The ‘green school’ goal was exhibited with solar panels integrated on the north-oriented thermal chimney façade, passive heating and cooling, evaporative cooling and excellent thermal mass.