We deliver well-designed buildings and infrastructure shaped by a profound understanding of the educational requirements of institutions.
Committed to the communities in which we work, live and play, we draw on local and global expertise to support schools, universities, local authorities, and government bodies to meet the high standards demanded by today’s students. We achieve this by responding to the challenges of increasing budgetary constraints, the ever-growing reliance on technology, new expectations from students, and the impacts of climate change.
Our professionals appreciate the wellbeing, physical and social performance of the building’s occupants is directly attributed to their perception of the spaces they will occupy, work and study within. These attributes are an essential part of our vision when designing education facilities, whether it’s providing building, structural, specialist or sustainability services.
21st Century Learning Environments
Whether our involvement is in a new building or the modernisation of existing facilities, we work closely with our clients to develop flexible learning environments adapted to the increasing thirst for knowledge and the rapidly evolving needs of the 21st century. Above all, we are committed to delivering sustainable solutions which support academic aspirations and help educational institutions attract and retain students and staff, all while contributing to the wider community.
We recognise that education is changing rapidly. Students today learn differently and the tools teachers require are constantly evolving. Many educational institutions now operate as 24-hour learning centres; they are interactive, dynamic learning environments and are technologically driven. They need to be flexible; with a mix of formal and informal spaces, with open access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ICT and be technologically advanced collaborative buildings providing effective support structures.
Real Time Interaction
WSP delivers education solutions that support real-time student to student, teacher to student and student to teacher interaction. Using modern blended AV/ IT systems and leveraging the flexibility of data network and software based solutions, our track record for innovation has created solutions that stream images between students and teachers – all without the huge cost and rigidity of traditional audio visual infrastructure.
Sustainable Education Infrastructure
WSP designs sustainable academic buildings that are healthy, safe, and fit for purpose by incorporating ecologically sustainable design principles. A positive and productive atmosphere contributes to improved student engagement by ensuring high levels of comfort, air quality, natural lighting, and acoustics.
Our building designs have shown they are innovative, durable and adaptable to the changing face of education across the decade. We were pioneers in the Monash and Latrobe University Campuses, undertaking the design of many of their original buildings, and we have since developed long standing relationships with the other major universities across Melbourne in designing sustainable academic buildings.
We consider more than the building with our transport specialists developing safe and healthy ways for children to travel to school while reducing traffic congestion and pollution. In addition to designing inherently low-energy buildings, we also consider the environmental impact of educational facilities on their surrounding areas, addressing issues such as water, materials, ecology, and land use.
Our extensive multi-discipline capability enables us to provide a full range of design, project management and environmental consultancy services at every stage of your project – from strategic planning and analysis, through engineering and construction, to maintenance and operations.
Key services include:
- Master Planning
- Urban Renewal / Regeneration
- Transit Oriented Development
- Fire, Life Safety
- Stakeholder Management
- Fire Engineering
- Specialist Lighting
- Vertical Transportation
- Technology Strategy & Master Planning
- Audio Visual & Technology Systems
- Integrated Smart Buildings
- Digitisation Planning
- Sustainable Design
- Green Star
- Section J Compliance
- Due Diligence Assessments
- HAZMAT survey, removal and validation
- Contaminated Land Management
- Acid Sulphate Soils
- Traffic Engineering
- Transport Planning
- Transport Modelling
- Pedestrian Modelling
- Cycling and Active Transport
- Big Data
- Data Analytics
- Intelligent Buildings