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Upcoming events

    • 01 October 2021
    • 12:00 AM
    • 30 June 2022
    • 11:30 PM
    • N/A

    'New School' Film
    screening request

    Nobody would wish their dentist was like they were in the 1970s. Nobody would go. So why would we like ours schools to be like the 1970s? [Stephen Heppell]

    'New School' is an education-architecture documentary [34:40]. This film features a cast of international experts, including Professor Stephen Heppell, Dr Julia Atkin, Greg Whitby and two James MacDonnell Award Winning architectural firms - Hayball and Y2 Architecture.

    A promo of the film is available on Instagram at this link

    New School is a project borne of a need for change. It is also a document to highlight the work of schools meeting the challenges of the contemporary world. It provides tangible examples of how schools and systems can devise innovative solutions and improve the schooling experience for students.

    Providing excellent education is a challenge we face across the world as we prepare our students for the ‘big, hairy, audacious’ problems of the future. This film asks educators, designers, parents and systems to consider how we respond to the complexities of our world.

    In this spirit, we wish to share New School with as many viewers as possible.

    The film is free to use for LEA individual, company and corporate members. It can be shown in your school or office to help clients change or understand contemporary learning and space. If you run a free showing for non-LEA members, you can show it for free.

    Non-LEA members (and LEA members charging for access) will be charged a fee for access. Learning Environments Australasia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to forwarding ideas to improve education through design. We work locally to engage architects, educators and related industry with latest ideas and research. The proceeds raised will help us generate new resources for this work. We want to continue this change and tell stories that matter. We hope you will engage in the film in a similar spirit – to freely share ideas and further the mission toward quality education for all learners.

    Members and Non-Members can now register to arrange a screening.

    *** Note: Please allow a minimum of one week's notice between registration and the date of your first intended screening unless you have made special arrangements with the organisers. ***

    LEA Members:


    The film is free to use for LEA individual, company and corporate members. If you run a free showing for non-LEA members, you can show it for free.

    * If you are planning to charge for access, the access fee below applies.

    Non-LEA Members:

    AU$400 (plus GST)

    Access to a rental period of 30 days.

    Following receipt of your registration, you will be contacted within 1 week with information and a code that will enable you to access the film online.

    For queries, contact: 



    • 06 December 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 March 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • Nominate and enter your project/s into the 2022 LEA Awards - Awards will be announced at the 2022 LEA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner on Thursday 9 June, 2022 in Adelaide, South Australia

    Image:  Lepperton School and Community Hall Redevelopment (New Zealand) by Robertson Hidzir Architects 

    2021 LEA Awards Overall Winner; Photo by Paul McCredie


    - now open -

    As a leader in the field of educational facilities, Learning Environments Australasia (LEA) invites you to make submissions for the 2022 Learning Environments Australasia Awards.

    These Awards are open to registered LEA members whose educational facilities projects demonstrate excellence in the planning and design of educational facilities across the Australasia region.

    The core mission of the awards is to celebrate excellent learning spaces where innovative architectural ideas support the education philosophy.

    The Award winners will be announced on Thursday 9 June, 2022 at the 2022 LEA Conference Dinner in Adelaide, in the following 8 categories:

    Category 1: New Construction / Entire New Educational Facility. This category applies to construction of an entire new school or educational institution.

    Category 2: New Construction / New Individual Facility(ies) Over $8 Million (AU) This category applies to a new building or new buildings in an existing school or campus.

    Category 3: New Construction / New Individual Facility(ies) Under $8 Million (AU).  This category applies to a new building or new buildings in an existing school or campus.

    Category 4: Renovation / Modernisation Over $5 Million (AU)

    Category 5: Renovation / Modernisation Under $5 Million (AU)

    Category 6: Small Project Under $2 Million (AU). May be a new building or renovation, must be a learning environment.

    Category 7: Landscaping/Outdoor Learning Area.  Designed to showcase outdoor learning environments targeted to improving educational outcomes. 

    Category 8: An Innovative Education Initiative. Designed to showcase significant contributions to learning environments by schools, educators, students, designers, community organisations etc. Education Initiative must have been delivered to students for at least 6 months, since before 1st September, 2020.

    All entries must have been occupied for at least 6 months (that is: before 1st  October, 2021) and construction completed within the last 3 years to qualify for entry.


    NOMINATION + PAYMENT OPENS: Monday 6 December, 2021 9am (AEST)

    NOMINATION + PAYMENT CLOSES: Wednesday 16 March, 2022 5pm (AEST)

    SUBMISSIONS OPEN:  Monday 6 December, 2021 9am  (AEST)

    SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:   Friday 25 March, 2022 11pm  (AEST)

    ENTRY SUBMISSION via Awardforce

    AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT: Thursday 9 June at 7pm as part of the 2022 LEA Annual Conference Dinner in Adelaide, South Australia. 



    • Click the "REGISTER" button to nominate your project/s into the awards and complete the details.
    • A nomination fee of $400 AUD +GST per entry, will be charged.
    • Payment can be made by EFT or credit card (NZ & Singapore members please pay by credit card).

    PAYMENT OR WITHDRAWAL: Must be received by 5pm Wednesday 16 March, 2022.

    Projects withdrawn between nomination and submission closing will receive a 50% refund only. No refund will be available after the submission closing date on 25 March, 2021.


    • Upload your entry/ies to the Awards Portal from Monday 6 December, 2021 until Friday 25 March, 2022:
    • If you have previously entered a project into any of the 2021 LE Chapter awards (VIC, SA, NSW & WA), you will be able to copy and edit your entry into the 2022 LEA awards. More details on how to do this are described on the Awardforce portal. 

    Please download : 2022 LEA AWARDS Information for Entrants.pdf

    This document will guide you through the submission process.

    Note: the nomination and payment website (Learning Environments Australasia) is different & separate from the awards submission/entry website (Awardsforce/Awardsplatform). 

    For any questions please contact: 

    Soraya Ramsey

    Awards Co-ordinator

    +61 409 276 794

    sponsored by:



    2021 LEA Awards Joint Winner of Category 2: Albeus Fahey Building - Iona Presentation College (Western Australia) by EIW Architects in collaboration with NoTosh. Photo by: Frances Andrijich & Epigroup

    • 08 February 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 150 Palmerston St, Carlton VIC
    • 2

    This event has been postponed to 2022

    All registrants will be advised

    when new date is locked in

    LEA Victoria's first in-person event in over a year is a tour of the Carlton Learning Precinct.

    It is the first school in the City of Melbourne to combine Early Learning, Family Services, a Community Hub, and a primary school into an existing site. This precinct embraces a 'whole of early years' approach to health, wellbeing and education so families can connect from birth through primary school. The successful combination of multiple facilities and uses is a testament to the stakeholders' vision, perseverance, and leadership.

    The 2020 Winner of Category 4 for Best Renovation / Modernisation Over $5 million, the Carlton Learning Precinct has transformed a prominent but underutilised school site into an educational, social, and urban design model for inner-city learning.

    Event followed by drinks and nibbles at a local pub.

    One CPD point is available for this event. CPD point are applicable to Victorian Architects only. 

    This is a COVID Safe Event


    • Each attendee is asked to do a symptom self-assessment prior to leaving home and not attend if they are unwell or have been instructed to isolate or quarantine.
    • Attendees must maintain at least 1.5 metres physical distance between those from other groups at all times.
    • To minimise movement, attendees must stay within their allocated spaces or seats where practical.
    • Requirements for face covering are to current state guidelines, observe cough etiquette, and personal hygiene measures.

    Sponsored by:

    • 25 March 2022
    • 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Wellington East Girls' College, Wellington, New Zealand



    Learning Spaces Aotearoa 2022 will be held on Friday 25th March 2022, at Wellington East Girls' College, from 9:15am - 5pm.

    The Keynote Speaker, Charles Ma, the Bookend Speaker Nicola Ngawera and the MC Derek Wenmoth are all confirmed.

    Full programme available here.

    Tickets will be available from Monday 24th January 2022.

    Go here to BOOK

    LENZ look forward to hosting you.

    Learning Spaces Aotearoa 2022 is kindly sponsored by:

    • 08 June 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 June 2022
    • Adelaide Convention Centre

    We invite you to join us in Adelaide from Wednesday 8 June through to Friday 10 June at Building Learning Ecosystems.

    In recent years Adelaide has seen the emergence of many innovative learning environments that support new pedagogical practices across all sectors of education.

    This conference will proudly showcase a vast array of learning environments in schools, universities, cities and nature, as well as initiatives that are less place specific or use a range of locations to create a connected ecosystem for learning.

    Explore how learning ecosystems can create a positive future for human environments.

    Here's a sneak peak at what to expect- conference website

    Conference video


    If you are not already on our mailing list and would like more information, let us know here.

Past events

15 December 2021 QLD Chapter - Christmas Drinks
09 December 2021 LEA WA Chapter - End of Year Function and Annual Chapter Meeting
09 December 2021 Register now to celebrate excellence in Design. NSW/ACT Chapter Awards-2021
01 December 2021 2021 SA Chapter LEA Christmas Drinks & AGM
01 December 2021 NZ Chapter - LENZ kōrero series - Pedagogy and Classroom Design, a relationship
29 November 2021 QLD Chapter - School Tour : Brisbane South State Secondary College
26 November 2021 NZ Chapter AGM
25 November 2021 VIC Chapter - Big Night Out Pub Trivia
25 November 2021 VIC Chapter - 2021 Annual Meeting and Committee Elections
24 November 2021 NZ Chapter - LENZ kōrero series - Flexible learning spaces in tertiary education
18 November 2021 Regional Annual General Meeting + Webinar
17 November 2021 NZ Chapter - LENZ kōrero series - Architects and Educators - Talking Spaces
11 November 2021 2021 SA & NT LEA Awards
04 November 2021 LEA WA Chapter Site Visit 4 - City Beach Residential College
01 November 2021 QLD Chapter - Annual Chapter Reporting Meeting (ACRM)
28 October 2021 NSW Chapter-Learning Futures-Are Virtual Learning Environments and Augmented Reality the future of education?-Registrations closed.
26 October 2021 QLD Chapter - Site Tour of the NEW Andrew N Liveris Building
24 October 2021 2021 NSW + ACT Chapter Learning Environments Awards
21 October 2021 VIC Chapter - 2021 Victorian / Tasmanian Chapter Learning Environments Awards
17 October 2021 2021 NSW+ACT Chapter LE Awards - Call for Jurors
06 October 2021 QLD Chapter - Co-creating Future Schools and the Power of Stakeholder Engagement
05 October 2021 NSW Chapter - Annual Survey
05 October 2021 NSW Chapter - ACRM
01 October 2021 WA Chapter - p[r]ep Research Symposium
24 September 2021 POSTPONED: LENZ Learning Spaces Aotearoa One Day Conference
22 September 2021 LEA WA Chapter Site Visit 3 - Balcatta Senior High School
16 September 2021 2021 LEA Awards Announcement
13 September 2021 2021 WA Chapter Learning Environments Awards NOMINATIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED
09 September 2021 VIC Chapter – 'New School' Film Night (BYO popcorn)
25 August 2021 SA Chapter | Westminster School - Inquiry and Innovation Hub
30 July 2021 Learning Environments Awards Workshop
26 July 2021 WA Chapter - Innovative Learning Spaces
23 July 2021 2021 SA & NT Educational and Facilities Awards
22 July 2021 NON-LEA EVENT: Victorian School Building Authority Design Talk
21 July 2021 LEA WA Chapter Site Visit 2 - Iona Presentation College, Albeus Fahey building
15 July 2021 Event Cancellation-NSW Chapter-Are Modulated Learning Environments the way of the future?
01 July 2021 VIC Chapter - 2021 Learning Environments Victorian / Tasmanian Awards Registration
24 June 2021 WA Chapter - STEM Presentation
24 June 2021 VIC Chapter – Online Panel Discussion - Inclusivity in education and the impact on learning spaces
22 June 2021 NZ Chapter - An inspiring environment - University of Waikato's Tauranga Campus
10 June 2021 NZ Chapter - Rāwhiti School - an innovative, outdoor learning environment
09 June 2021 NZ Chapter - Stonefields School - building a community
01 June 2021 NSW Chapter - Future Thinking-Future Planning-Future Schools-Contemporary Workplace setting.
25 May 2021 Qld Chapter - Are We There Yet?
05 May 2021 SA Chapter | Christies Beach High School
07 April 2021 LEA WA Chapter Site Visit 1 - Ezone UWA Student Hub and UWA School of Indigenous Studies
31 March 2021 SA Chapter | Pembroke Middle School
30 March 2021 NZ Chapter - A New College, A New Pedagogy – Aotea College
25 March 2021 VIC Chapter – Pecha Kucha: Recapturing 2020
25 March 2021 NZ Chapter - Renewal - Waimairi School
18 March 2021 Qld Chapter - Agents of Change
17 March 2021 NZ Chapter - Quality Learning Spaces - Western Springs College Ngā Puna O Waiōrea
18 February 2021 LEA WA Chapter - Start of Year Event, WA Chapter Awards and p[R]ep
08 February 2021 2021 Learning Environments Australasia Awards
08 December 2020 NSW Chapter: Virtual Celebration of Excellence-Awards 2020.
03 December 2020 Qld Chapter - Vertical College Tour and LEQ Awards
26 November 2020 LENZ AWARDS 2020 - Wellington Event
26 November 2020 LENZ AWARDS - Christchurch Event
26 November 2020 LENZ AWARDS 2020 - Auckland Event
24 November 2020 VIC Chapter – Designing Schools for Blended Learning
12 November 2020 LEA AGM + 2020 Mayfield Project Presentation
05 November 2020 VIC Chapter – Post Awards Virtual Pub Chat, Members only
05 November 2020 VIC Chapter – Annual General Meeting, Members Only
05 November 2020 2020 NSW Chapter Annual Chapter Reporting Meeting
30 October 2020 2020 Victoria Chapter Learning Environments Annual Awards
28 October 2020 LEA WA Chapter - 2020 AGM and Networking Drinks
27 October 2020 NZ Chapter - Waitohi | Johnsonville Library - A sense of place
23 October 2020 NSW Chapter: Virtual Tour of St Luke's Grammar School
22 October 2020 SA Chapter | Site Visit |McAuley Community College
22 October 2020 NZ Chapter - Greenfield Innovation – learning and a sense of place - Te Uho o te Nikau
21 October 2020 WA Chapter - Site Visit 3 - Iona Presentation College Junior School
21 October 2020 LEA Webinar Series | Beyond the Brave New World
21 October 2020 NZ Chapter - AGM 2020
20 October 2020 Qld Chapter - 2020 AGM
20 October 2020 2020 QLD Chapter Learning Environments Awards Registration Open
08 October 2020 Qld Chapter - John Paul College Kindergarten
02 October 2020 2020 NSW Chapter Learning Environments Awards
24 September 2020 2020 NSW Chapter Survey
24 September 2020 2020 Vision for Education-Webinar recording
23 September 2020 Qld Chapter - Ormiston College Tour
22 September 2020 LEA WEBINAR Series - NZ Chapter. The importance of learning environment research: what’s known & what’s next
21 September 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED 2020 WA Chapter Learning Environments Awards NOMINATIONS
20 September 2020 2020 NSW Chapter LE Awards - Call for Jurors
17 September 2020 LEA Webinar Series: Qld Chapter - Taking Working from Home to the next level in the new Hybrid Working Environment
16 September 2020 SA Chapter | Site Visit |Kildare College - Brigidine Centre
27 August 2020 Postponed - NZ Chapter - Community, Collaboration and Connectivity - Rolleston College
26 August 2020 Postponed - NZ Chapter - Quality Learning Spaces - Western Springs College, Ngā Puna O Waiōrea
25 August 2020 Postponed - NZ Chapter - A New College, A New Pedagogy – Aotea College
12 August 2020 WA Chapter - Site Visit 2 - Melville SHS Performing Arts Centre
04 August 2020 VIC Chapter – Post Webinar Chat (Zoom link included)
28 July 2020 2020 New Zealand Learning Environments Chapter Awards Nominations
21 July 2020 VIC Chapter – Webinar "Ask the Students: Learning from Home"
10 July 2020 Qld Chapter - Sunshine Coast Showcase
07 July 2020 2020 VIC Chapter Learning Environments Awards Registration Open
16 June 2020 Link to the Great Debate-Available for a limited time.
11 June 2020 2020 LEA Awards Announcement
04 June 2020 Webinar Scotch College proudly brought to you by WA Chapter
27 May 2020 WA Chapter - p[R]ep You are Invited to Join us in a Workshop
14 May 2020 Interface invite LEA members to an exclusive online screening of '2040'
13 May 2020 CANCELLED - re:Activate generating a city of learning
11 May 2020 CANCELLED NZ Chapter - Queenstown Schools' LENZ Tour 2020
19 March 2020 CANCELLED Qld Chapter - Ormiston College Tour
18 March 2020 CANCELLED SA Chapter | Site Visit | Christies Beach High School
17 March 2020 CANCELLED VIC Chapter – St Bernadette's Catholic Primary
12 March 2020 NSW Chapter - Marrickville Library and Pavilion
11 March 2020 WA Chapter - Site Visit 1 - Bob Hawke College
18 February 2020 VIC Chapter – South Melbourne Park Primary School
17 February 2020 Qld Chapter - Our Dream School
06 January 2020 2020 LEA Regional Educational and Facilities Awards
11 December 2019 WA Chapter - Awards Presentation and Site Visit 7 - Perth College's new Excelsior House
11 December 2019 Qld Chapter - Christmas & Awards Celebration
28 November 2019 NSW Chapter - 2019 Reflections and Awards Night and ACRM
21 November 2019 SA Chapter | Education Support Hub - Hindmarsh
21 November 2019 NZ Chapter: Celebrating Innovative Learning Environments - Design and Pedagogy
20 November 2019 WA Chapter - Site Visit 6 - Corpus Christi College's New Theatre
15 November 2019 2019 Regional Day Out, Adelaide
06 November 2019 WA Chapter - Site Visit 5 - Hale Junior School Tour
05 November 2019 NZ Chapter: End of Year Learning Environments Pecha Kucha
31 October 2019 TASMANIA: Workshop & Presentation: Teacher Collaboration In Innovative Learning Environments
30 October 2019 2019 NSW Chapter Learning Environments Awards
25 October 2019 NSW Chapter - Lindfield Learning Village
18 October 2019 2019 Victoria Chapter Learning Environments Annual Awards
15 October 2019 Qld Chapter - 2019 Event : The Great Educational Debate.
15 October 2019 Qld Chapter - 2019 AGM
03 October 2019 WA Chapter - Site Visit 4 - UWA Colleges - Forrest Hall and University Hall
02 October 2019 WA Chapter - 2019 AGM
26 September 2019