Independent Schools of Victoria (ISV)

West Melbourne

This project entailed the relocation of ISV headquarters from South Yarra to West Melbourne, into a distinctive three level building with strong Art Deco features and attractive landscaped internal courtyards.

The accommodation requirements include the provision of a major new education and seminar facility, with a modern office environment designed to reinforce the cooperative nature of the ISV business model.

A key design response was to consider the first floor as public access with seminar breakout spaces presented as an ‘internal street’ reminiscent of Melbourne’s laneways. Fractured ceilings and shop front-style walls provide an edgy design and gallery space for student work.