Pulteney Grammar – Centre for Senior Learning


Pulteney Grammar School


SA Chapter Educational Facilities Awards, Learning Environments Australasia Commendation

AIA SA Award for Interior Architecture

SA DIA Silver Award in the Built Environment Category



Adapt and thrive

An inspiring learning environment provides the framework for students to fully engage and perform at their best. The design of the Centre for Senior Learning responds to the idea that collaboration between students and teachers, as well as other students, is an essential part of an effective learning strategy. Creating malleable and interconnected spaces that enable students to undertake self-directed learning, group learning or collaborative project work was at the core of the brief.

The design decision to retain as much of the existing building fabric as possible influenced the raw industrial aesthetic of the sustainable design and the resulting spaces have an open-plan warehouse feel that channel a creative inner-city office space- thus empowering the students to take a mature and self-possessed approach to learning.

Over the three levels of the original four buildings, spaces have been seamlessly connected via light wells and circulation spaces. Adaptable spaces with large sliding doors, bold-coloured laminated glazing that can be used as writing walls and flexible furniture are essential to the senior students’ creative engagement with the centre.

The Centre for Senior Learning is more than the sum of its parts: it’s a reflection of changing approaches to education and is a cutting-edge space that enables students to thrive.

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Arup Adelaide

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Sôl Bar and Restaurant

Tribeca Bowden

Soi 38

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Land Services SA Workplace

iTL Restaurant

Cadence Bowden

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Plympton International College

Schuss Ski Lodge

Kooyonga Golf Club

Morphettville Park Sports & Community Club

Apex Park


Oakfield Lodge

Port Adelaide Office Development

Rescue Retrieval & Aviation Services Base

Education Support Hub

Beau’s Pet Hotel

LHI Community Centre


Oak & Iron Tavern

Kildare College Brigidine Centre

ECH Encore Apartments

Access 2 Place Kidman Park

Du Wu Gang Park Redevelopment

Residential Tower

Adelaide Airport 30 Year Vision and Business Precinct

The John Bray Centre for Performing Arts

Eos by SkyCity

Rider Levett Bucknall Office Fitout

Walter Brooke Studio Fit out

Twenty Third Street Distillery

Salisbury Command Fire Station

Cerbis Ceramics Adelaide Showroom

Austral Bricks Showroom

Pulteney Grammar – Centre for Senior Learning

Pulteney Grammar School Performing Arts and Senior School

Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

Australian Federal Police Headquarters

ViTA – Training Aged Care Rehabilitation Facility, Repatriation General Hospital

Beach Energy

Lynch Meyer

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Carrick Hill Masterplan

Nest Bistro

St John’s Grammar Junior School Centre for Creativity

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The Village Pharmacy

Southern Cross Care Headquarters

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Adelaide Parklands Sports Infrastructure Masterplan

Prince Alfred College ANZAC Hall and Piper Pavilion

Auchendarroch House

Gays Arcade

Pulteney Grammar School Playspace

Navigator College Campus

Tenison Woods Catholic School Playspace

4th Generation Rehabilitation Centre, Repatriation General Hospital

Helping Hand Aged Care Northgate

Private Residence

Scotch College Boarding House

Errington Special Education Centre

Tenison Woods Catholic School Resource Centre and GLAs

Nairne Primary School and Preschool

Shenzhen Foundation Laboratory

Prince Alfred College Senior School

Mercedes College

South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations Headquarters

Solitaire Audi

15 Lancaster Place Office Development

Adelaide Football Club Westpac Training and Entertainment Centre

AAMI Stadium

Pulteney Grammar School MacKinnon Building