Bentleigh’s STEAM Centre gets tick of approval

The Bentleigh Secondary College Da Vinci Centre’s innovative design – and the designers and architects who helped bring it to life – have been named as a finalist in the Victorian School Design Awards.

Minister for Education James Merlino announced the winners of the Victorian School Design Awards on Thursday night at an awards ceremony at ZINC at Federation Square.

The STEAM Centre, designed by Haskell, was named a finalist in Best Secondary School Project.

The Victorian School Design Awards recognise excellence in design and the architects and designers who have provided innovative, creative and practical schools for Victorian government school students.

Architects and designers were invited to submit designs for government school projects including new schools, stages of buildings, redevelopments or refurbishments, schools designed for special needs, or facilities such as performing arts centres or technology wings completed between June 2017 and June 2019.

The Victorian Government has made an unprecedented $6.1 billion investment to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades. Under the Victorian Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will also open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school and get a great start in life.

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a great education.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We’re building the Education State by delivering 100 new schools by 2026. These Awards are an important recognition of the role of architects and designers in creating innovative schools for Victorian students to learn in.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“The Da Vinci Centre at Bentleigh Secondary College, proudly funded by the Andrews Labor Government, has been an important hub for the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, art and maths – everything that our local students deserve.”

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