B2 awarded 2020 Victorian School Design Award

Each year the Victorian School Design Awards recognize the work of Victorian Architects who are working to help make Victorian schools world leaders in education. Finalists and winners are selected for the ‘innovation, creativity and practicality they have brought to designing new, or modernizing existing, Victorian public schools’. 

In 2020 our practice was recognized for our work redeveloping South Yarra Primary School, receiving this highly coveted award. 

An innovative approach to design

The school’s history, heritage and location meant that there were significant challenges. Using a collaborative and consultative approach, we were able to create an effective and innovative design solution to create world class learning facilities for the school. 

The design solution was based on using modular construction methods to construct a new three-storey building, while minimising the disruption to the school and time on site. Existing facilities that had become dated and dilapidated were also upgraded and refurbished to enhance both student’s and staff’s learning and teaching experiences. 

See more of the South Yarra Primary School redevelopment.

B2 proud to partner with VACPSP

As education architecture specialists who have successfully completed hundreds of catholic, independent and government school projects, we are delighted to a partner with the Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals (VACPSP) in 2022.

The VACPSP works to provide Catholic Primary School Principals across Victoria with professional support and development, and opportunities to collaborate. 

B2 Director, Brent Tullio, explained:

 ‘Having worked successfully and effectively with Catholic schools for decades, as a business we want to support the development of the sector and those who lead it. The VACPSP does great work and we are proud to support them in doing that work’. 

Over the coming weeks and months we look forward to working with the VACPSP and getting to know the organizations leaders and members. 

Accredited Learning Environment Planner

B2 Director Brent Tullio recently became one of a handful of Australian architects to earn the designation as an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (AELP) by the international Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).

The AELP certification recognises the highest level of professional excellence in education facilities planning. The process of certification is rigorous and thorough, requiring applicants to meet strict eligibility criteria, demonstrate extensive experience and knowledge in learning environment design and undertake many months of study and interviews. 

“An individual who has been certified by A4LE has achieved the highest qualification in our profession. Clients can appoint ALEPs with confidence that they have been examined for competence by our association.”

Established in 1921, A4LE is the only professional organisation whose sole purpose is improving the places where children learn. With chapters across the world, it brings together a diverse group of professionals specialising in education design, planning and building to promote the creation of quality, innovative learning environments.