Patrick Architects are expert in planning and designing education projects. We have been planning and designing new pedagogy schools since 2006, and each school has variances that we believe will contribute to pioneering advancements in educating young people well into the foreseeable future.


Some of our new pedagogy schools have been constructed and occupied and we continue to learn from our post-occupancy visits for the pros and cons of these facilities in order to continue to improve our ongoing design work.


We are confident that the knowledge and experience we have gained and our research of numerous other schools, will be invaluable for the planning of your school project.



Expert Educational Planning and Design Team

The Patrick Architects team can conduct your project responsibly and efficiently. The paramount document is the educational brief and functional brief. This must include, the learning pedagogy; the allocation of space; the learning areas; the specialist areas; and the size and relationship of these areas. The outcome will be determined by the research and expert opinions provided at the start of the project.


In our experience, the more rigorous the educational planning; the better the functional brief; the better the outcome, and the more likely chance of success of the project.


Our design team has the required expertise to conduct this work and provide justifiable credibility to the outcome.


We need to ensure that the project brief remains robust and can withstand scrutiny well into the future. Thereafter Patrick Architects can provide the required resources to deliver the project on time and on budget.



Pioneers in New Pedagogy Learning

In early 2006 we became deeply involved in the new pedagogy of learning and a new and innovative approach to Educational Planning and therefore Facility Planning. We have partnered with Fielding Nair International, world renown Educational Planners, on schools in Launceston, Tasmania; Wellington, New Zealand; and Jakarta, Indonesia.


As part of our ongoing effort to stay abreast of the latest research we attend numerous educational seminars in Australia and overseas and frequently visit exemplary schools.




We have received numerous awards including:


CEFPI Victoria 2015 Award for Outstanding School Facilities 

Winner - Entire New Educational Facility

Western Heights College


DEECD School Design Award 

Finalist – Best Secondary College

New or Redeveloped

Belmont High School


DEECD School Design Award

Finalist – Best Secondary College

Traralgon College


We are members of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).

We have received the following Awards:


CEFPI Victorian Award For Outstanding School Facilities 

Best New Facility

Mentone Girls’ Grammar School – VCE Centre


CEFPI Victorian Award For Outstanding School Facilities 

Education Initiative or Design Solution for an Innovative Program

Western  Heights  College – Stage 1


Sports and Recreation Award

Winner – Community Facility Design Award

Camperdown Community Stadium