Wesley College Visual Arts and Design Precinct

Client

Wesley College

Completed

2018

Location

St Kilda Road Campus

Budget

$2.3 million

Areas

Architecture
Interior Design

Located in the heritage listed former Royal Victorian Institute of the Blind, the new Wesley College Visual Arts and Design Precinct provides state-of-the-art learning spaces for Middle and Senior School students including specialised art, photography, 3D printing and sculpture studios; multi-purpose classrooms, library and an exhibition foyer.

FMSA’s design sensitively restores the original heritage features of the historic building which was originally constructed in 1866, while integrating contemporary technology and materials to form an engaging educational environment. The heavy bluestone of the exterior is balanced using a curated colour and natural material palette that introduces a modern lightness to the spaces.

As Lead Consultant, FMSA worked closely with the College Visual Arts Department, consultant team and contractors to deliver a renewed facility that breathes life into the historic building and creates flexible and specialist spaces for students to craft their artistic skills.

“The redevelopment is itself a work of art."- Principal Dr Helen Drennen

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