Mother Teresa Primary School, Contemporary Library, Learning Street and Classroom Wing


Mt Ridley, Victoria

Client name

Mother Teresa Primary School


$1.1 MIL (Stage 2) & $1.1 MIL (Stage 3)



Contractor name

Built (Vic) Pty Ltd (Stage 2) & Burlak Constructions (Stage 3)

Consultant team

Structural & Civil Engineer – Adams Consulting Engineers

Services Engineer – NJM Design
Quantity Surveyor – Prowse Quantity Surveyors

A multi-stage project, the Mother Teresa Primary School – Contemporary Library, Learning Street and Classroom Wing saw the further refinement of the delivery of an architecture that meets the school’s 21st century pedagogy.

We completed two building stages, working closely with the expanding school community to develop staged additions to the original school building. This included providing a BER-funded contemporary library, a new flexible learning street and contemporary learning studios.

While the design envelope was to be consistent with that of the existing building, it also needed to be a cost effective design solution, both in terms of its form and construction method. We utilised a modular system of bays, which provided flexibility that allowed for future repetition and expansion. The modularity also assisted to minimise the impact of the construction phase on school operations.

We achieved maximum efficiency in the project program, carrying out a building assessment and developing a plan to remediate problems with original buildings concurrently. The upgrade of these buildings marked the completion of the school’s original master plan.

With all projects successfully enhancing the learning environment and being delivered on time and within budget, Architecture Matters was subsequently engaged to develop an expanded master plan to account for growth and the evolving pedagogical requirements.

Mother Teresa Primary School entrance
Mother Teresa Primary School entrance with the soccer field view

Our ability to listen intently and devise designs that uniquely and creatively solves design and construction problems is demonstrated by our longstanding, satisfied clients.

Mother Teresa Primary School open field
Mother Teresa Primary School learning area
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