The 18th Annual Learning Environments Australasia Conference was held Monday the 28th of May through to the 29th and brought together a range of professionals interested in shaping learning environments.
This year Dev Mistry, Partner and Senior Design Architect, along with Vicki Leo, Senior Associate and Senior Project Architect, attended the conference in Sydney - The 3R's in the Exponential Age; Reflection, Relevance & Revolution.
The two day event sought to rethink the 3Rs. Once upon a time they were readin', ritin 'and 'rithmetic, but in the second decade of the 21st century they were reimagined into what we now know them as.
Not only were Dev and Vicki motivated by the exciting keynote speakers such as Hon Rob Stokes, Pasi Sahlberg and Claire Madden, but they were also inspired and challenged by the stimulating sessions and had the opportunity to visit some of Sydney's best innovative learning environments.
On Tuesday the 29th of May, the 2018 LEA National Awards for Excellence in Educational Facilities were presented. Up for the Category 3: Renovation / Modernisation Over $2 million dollars was our St Monica's Senior Centre project which won the Victorian LEA Award in October last year. But we are guessing by the title of this post, you already know the outcome.... WE WON!
We would like to thank Associate and Senior Project Architect, Ben Percy, as well as Architect, Gabriella Muto, for all the hard work and dedication they put into this project. We would also like to express our gratitude to Head of Education, Peter Brown, our staff that assisted with this project and the whole team at Baldasso Cortese.
It's safe to say that the 18th Annual Learning Environments Australasia Conference was a smashing hit and we cannot wait until next year....