The College is thrilled, once again to partner with John Wardle Architects to bring our vision for the new sports and wellness hub to life. Founder and Old Collegian, John Wardle (OGC 1971) is a renowned architect having won the Architect Institute of Australia's highest honour, the Gold Medal in 2020.
John is as much a navigator as an architect and enjoys drawing many threads together to create something far greater than first imagined. This is something we have witnessed since first geginning work with John and the team on our two-campus masterplan which was designed to bring the College's facilities into the 21st century for student learning and well-being.
Our first project to stem from this 30-year strategic study was the new Junior School - Campbell House which won both the Henry Bastow Award for Educational Architecture and the Regional Prize in the Victorian Architecture Awards in 2021. John's long association with the school gives him unique insight and a sympathetic understanding of the college's learning space requirements, the team also draw upon the school's approach to the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
With Bellerin, John brings his understanding of the Senior School campus where the heritage buildings and more modern interpretations create learning precincts across the campus. His vision for Bellerin is for it to be functional and outstanding in design, and for it to sit in concert with its beautiful surrounds.