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Upcoming events

    • 13 September 2021
    • 9:00 AM (WAST)
    • 04 October 2021
    • 5:30 PM (WAST)
    • Online process. Awards Event to be held in December (tbc)
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    Learning Environments WA Chapter Awards Nomination

    As a leader in the field of educational facilities, Learning Environments invites you to make submissions for the 2021 Learning Environments West Australian Chapter Awards.

    These Awards are open to registered LEWA members whose projects demonstrate excellence in the planning and design of educational facilities in Western Australia.


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


    Awards will be presented in December (tbc) at our Annual Awards Event.


    There are 8 Categories for the LEWA Awards: An Award and/or Commendations will be presented for each category and an Overall Award (selected from the winning category entries) will be presented.


    All entries must have been occupied for at least 6 months (from March 2021) and construction completed within the last 3 years to qualify for entry.


    If you are unsure which category your project “best fits”, please contact the awards coordinator and confirm BEFORE submission.


    Category 1: New Construction / New Educational Facility

    This category applies to construction of a new school or educational institution on a new campus.


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


    Category 4: Renovation / Modernisation Over AU$5 Million. 


    Category 5: Renovation / Modernisation Under AU$5 Million. 


    Category 6: Small Project under AU$2 Million: A a new building or a 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.


    Project Types can include:

    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • Secondary
    • Specialist
    • Tertiary
    • TAFE

     

    A nomination fee of AU$270 +GST per entry submission, will be charged.


    Note: One educational facility may be entered in multiple categories. However, one fee for each entry/category the educational facility is entered is payable. Submissions for one educational facility entered in multiple categories should be tailored to suit each category [i.e: the text and photographs].


    Entries for which no fee has been received will not be able to progress to Judging.


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


    Payment/withdrawal must be received by C.O.B 25 October, 2021.

     


    Timeline: (Please follow a 2-Step process)


    Step 1: Nominate your project online here between 13 September - 4 October, 2021. You will be emailed an invoice.


    Step 2: Submit your project(s) here from 20 September, 2021 Entries close on 25 October, 2021.


     

    For a step-by-step guide on the submission procedure and detail information of each award categories:

     

    Download Submittal Information pdf below. This information will guide you through the process of entering the awards.

     

    Questions regarding payment? Contact Helen Murray at admin@a4le.org.au 


    Questions regarding submissions? Contact the WA Chapter Awards Coordinator Lara Mackintosh via lea.wa.awards@gmail.com


    Thank you for entering the awards and good luck with your submission!


    NOTE - only current members of LEA (at time of final submission) are entitled to participate in awards programs. 



        
    • 22 September 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (WAST)
    • 56 Amelia St, Balcatta WA 6021
    Register

    Learning Environments Western Australian Chapter invites you to join us for a tour of the new additions to Balcatta Senior High School. Click here to download the site visit flyer. Drinks and nibbles provided.

    All Welcome! Members: Free, Non-Members: $15


    The 1960s heritage listed Balcatta SHS sits at the top of a hill with extraordinary 360 degree views and steep drop to the north. A new, 4 level building continues the existing school main circulation spine into a new and singular northern structure extending down to the ground as the site drops. This gives a single point of universal access for the entire school and a new front door to what was previously the rear of the site.

    Different activities are consolidated into the one building – performing arts, science, sports facilities, administration, informal learning and more – encouraging overlap and mixing of different curricula. Extensive refurbishment of existing, tired buildings and a major landscape refresh for courtyards has reinvigorated the existing school master plan, enhancing indoor/outdoor connections and social space. At the heart of the school, a new cafeteria at the junction of refurbished and new buildings creates a crossroads meeting point that emphasises the connection between contemporary and heritage without prioritising one over the other. 

    • 23 September 2021
    • 11:30 PM
    • Online process. Awards Event to be held late November (TBD)
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    2021 Learning Environments NSW+ACT Chapter Awards

    This year the NSW Chapter is joining with the ACT Chapter to run an Awards program seeking outstanding projects across the State and Territory.


    For a step-by-step guide on the submission procedure and detailed information on each award category:


    Download Submittal Information here:

    2021 LEA NSW ACT AWARDS Info for Entrants.pdf

    This information will guide you through the process of entering the awards.


    Please note that some changes have been made to the submission process in recognition of the challenges many learning environments are currently facing. This includes a modified Educational Facility Narrative, that can now be replaced with a Summary of Design Process.

     

    Questions regarding payment? Contact Helen Murray at admin@a4le.org.au 


    Questions regarding submissions? Contact the NSW Chapter Awards Coordinator Rachael Drayton via lea.nsw.awards@gmail.com or 0422 493 088.


    Thank you for entering the awards and good luck with your submission!


    * All entrants will need to be LEA members by September 23rd to be eligible for an award.