St Rita is embarking on a major campus upgrade with the development of a $40M learning precinct. The building is part of larger masterplan which reactivates underutilised parts of the campus.
The precinct incorporates a divisible performance theatre, music performance and recording spaces, and linked and reconfigurable learning spaces which facilitate collaborative activities, and social spaces. The building project has provided focus on initiatives supporting changing pedagogical practices, the involvement of staff and students in co-creation, the next generation of software based building management systems and AV, ubiquitous high density wireless connectivity, and the ability to link any space and content with any other space.
The project has successfully balanced Pedagogy, Technology and Spaces to deliver a signature next generation learning space.
Dr Benjamin Cleveland
Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Associate Director of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN)
The University of Melbourne
Dr Gordon Howell
Acting Assoc Director, IT End User Computing Services | Information Technology
Australian Catholic University