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Case Study

Fintona Girls’ School

Our Client

Fintona Girls' School

Architect

Lyons Architecture

Builder

McCorkell Constructions

Project status

Completed, 2021

The New Annie Hughston Centre at Fintona girls'.

Fintona Girls' School's new Beyond Science Centre opened its doors ready for Term One 2021.

The project presented an opportunity to demonstrate the latest thinking in classroom furniture design and its role in pedagogy to advance a more innovative approach to STEM education at Fintona.

Annie Hughston Centre, Fintona Girls’ School
Annie Hughston Centre, Fintona Girls’ School

Custom joinery by McCorkell Constructions

An active commons area located on the first floor, acts as the heart of the space, providing connectivity and transparency across the floors. Specialised learning environments feature on both levels of the Beyond Science Centre while flexible learning spaces and staff offices are positioned on the upper level to take advantage of the natural light and views.

The facility is well-lit and has views of the existing campus, which is a crucial aspect for tying the new structure to the rest of the institution. Other features include cutting-edge laboratory facilities that can accommodate students of all ages, seamless ICT connectivity and audio-visual capabilities, writable surfaces for problem solving and collaborative activities and modest study nooks.

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Annie Hughston Centre, Fintona Girls’ School
Annie Hughston Centre, Fintona Girls’ School
Annie Hughston Centre, Fintona Girls’ School
Annie Hughston Centre, Fintona Girls’ School
Annie Hughston Centre, Fintona Girls’ School
“We can’t wait for this building to be full of the girls who are lucky enough to go to Fintona so that they can build out some of their brightest and boldest ideas and help shape not just a better Melbourne, but a better Australia and a better world.”

Dr Brownyn King AO, Fintona Alumni 1992