Providing architectural services to the Independent Christian School Sector was the foundation on which Stanton Dahl was originally established, and over the past 30 years we have seen traditional school buildings evolve into the 21st century interactive learning environments of today.
We realise that for different educational clients there is a spectrum of engagement with modern learning approaches, which also differs depending on subjects catered for and student ages. Our aim is to provide flexible, comfortable and responsive internal and external learning environments that provide students the opportunity to maximise their potential and actively engage in their own education.
Stanton Dahl have a specialist design development and project management team for the education sector, with a large portfolio of completed works. We
value collaboration with clients and we recognise that a deep understanding of a school’s values and vision will assist in the delivery of better design solutions. After three decades working in the education sector, Stanton Dahl continue to work on new stages of development for some of our first school clients, testament to our commitment to developing enduring collaborative partnerships with our clients.
We are committed to the design of positive and engaging learning environments. Our collaborative approach helps us to understand the needs of your school community, enabling us to achieve thoughtful and long-lasting solutions.
Each segment has a unique set of requirements, but our Collective Ambition approach ensures we share all our insights and knowledge.
This is one of the most important elements of the project and is developed in collaboration with the client. Embodying the concept of Collective Ambition, the brief outlines the requirements and facilities, provides instruction, describes the interaction of spaces and much more.
The Master Plan of the site is the descriptive interpretation of the Brief. It is an evolving document and requires flexibility of planning to respond to changing requirements.
Adherence to project management techniques ensure that budget, program, sustainability and quality targets are met. Clients are kept up to date during all stages of the process with reports provided at regular intervals.
We manage this stage efficiently and effectively to ensure the most expedient approval process, whether that is via a development consent or complying development path.
Documentation & quality assurance
It has always been our aim to ensure that our documentation provides good coverage of the works and thorough coordination of secondary consultants’ documents, all in accordance with our comprehensive quality assurance system.
Program & budget
Stanton Dahl are fully conversant and experienced in the financial constraints that apply to all projects. We pride ourselves on a long record of projects completed within time and budget, and we employ every endeavour to ensure the continuation of this record.
Stanton Dahl employ a broad range of staff beyond the expertise of architecture and project management, including in-house Access, Interior Design, and Bushfire consultancies. In addition, all our documentation is completed in 3D, enabling perspectives, fly-through animations and 3D virtual models to be produced if required.
We’ve completed over $500m of education projects to date
|Project||Project Value||Project period||Completion date|
|Wahroonga Adventist School||$30M||2010-2020||December 2012|
|Thomas Hassall Anglican College||$6.5M||2009-2014||December 2014|
|Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta||$8M||2013-2016||December 2016|
|Pacific Hills Christian School||$4M||2009-2011||September 2011|
|Regents Park Christian School||$3.5M||2014-2016||December 2016|
|Morling College, Macquarie Park||not disclosed||2001-present||TBA|
|McCarthy Catholic College, Tamworth||$6M||2013-2015||August 2015|
|Casimir Catholic School||$4M||2009-2012||December 2012|
|Sydney Adventist College, Auburn||$1.2M||2009-2010||November 2010|
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A few words…
The relationship and the process are equally as important as the final outcome.
I wish to advise that Stanton Dahl Architects have been working with our office since 1994. During this time we have been continually impressed by their engagement in and understanding of our projects and their desire to ensure that we achieve the best educational, aesthetic, and economic outcomes… The relationship is one that has been highly beneficial with Stanton Dahl working collaboratively with not only the schools and our office but parish and community members as well… We would have no hesitation in recommending Stanton Dahl as architect and project manager for any educational project.
Barry Mullins – Catholic Education Office Sydney, School Facilities Unit