Architect appointed to Aireys’ upgrade

September 14, 2021 BY

The future of Aireys Inlet Primary School could include a space for students to cook produce grown as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Pictured is the school's vegetable patches, chicken pen, and outdoor community learning space.

THE modernised future of Aireys Inlet Primary School is a step closer thanks to the curated designs of Sibling Architecture.

Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney announced the architectural firm had been appointed to design the school’s $2.2 million upgrades.

School principal Jennifer Abel said she was looking forward to the upgrade process getting underway and estimated a project start date of mid next year.

“The Aireys Inlet School Council is very excited to receive the funds to upgrade and modernise our existing buildings,” she said.

“We look forward to working closely with the school community in the consultative design phase.

“Our new building design will ensure that we provide ‘state of the art’ indoor and outdoor leaning spaces inspired by a seamless flow of light and energy from the bush sanctuary at the rear of the school to the sweeping ocean views from the front.”

Sibling Architecture won the Best School Project in the under $5 million category in the 2020 Victorian School Building Authority awards for the upgrade and modernisation of Ocean Grove’s Surfside Primary School.

Sibling Architecture will design upgraded and modernised facilities for the school, including the main building to provide students with an environment designed for delivering modern education.

“We’re making sure every child can have a great education at their local public school, no matter where they live,” Ms Tierney said.

“This is a great step towards delivering the state-of-the-art facilities that staff and students at this much-loved school deserve and that match the quality of teaching and learning.

“Aireys Inlet Primary School is a valuable part of our Aireys Inlet community, which is why I am so pleased that Aireys families are a step closer to getting the great local school facilities their kids need to thrive.”

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