Anne Marsden Centre of Possibilities

Schedule: 52 weeks
Project value: $4.23 million
Project period: Aug 2013 – Aug 2014
Completion date: Aug 2014

Stanton Dahl has been working with the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation for over 15 years, and commenced initial master planning of Thomas Hassall Anglican College in 1999. Over that time, the student population has risen from 900 to an expected 1800, the site footprint has expanded 4 times the original size due to the ever-increasing student body.

The building is located strategically near the centre of the campus and represents the first Senior College building within the renewed master plan for the expanded campus. The project consists of a three level building, with flexible learning and staff spaces on the upper floor (which can also be opened up to provide an examination space), open plan library, study spaces and IT support on the ground floor, and school maintenance facilities and rainwater tank storage within the basement. All student facilities incorporate generous access to external breakout spaces, and the building incorporates energy saving initiatives for lighting and air conditioning to minimize the School’s operating costs.

Stanton Dahl worked collectively with the Corporation and college to develop and implement a brief that provides a multipurpose classroom and library facility that reflects the current 21st Century learning environments, where flexibility within the teaching spaces and access to technology is seamless and without obstacles, where group learning of any size, both internal and external to the building, is encouraged.