The Department of Education took a risk in 2007, and engaged Minx to design a brand new primary school in Doreen, a rapidly growing suburb in Melbourne’s north. This project signalled the need for both Jane and Jenny to return to full time work and for Minx to grow from a small to a medium sized practice. The project was delivered on time, under budget and provided one of the Department of Education’s first working examples of flexible spaces with integrated information techn
The grade 4 boys at Nar Nar Goon were disengaged. Like any young bloke, what they needed was a good shed. Working with the school community, an inspired technology teacher and a tight budget, the Minx “girls” created a “boys shed” There is much learning to be done in the shed, this popular facility teaches maths, design, engineering, science, technology, teamwork, communication and collaboration. Increasingly our schools are looking to provide facilities that focus on Science
Delivering a school project is a collaborative exercise. In 2005 we were involved in a number of country school projects, where we came to understand the true value of community. Macclesfield (above) and Gembrook Primary Schools, were two of these projects. Both had a long history of delivering education in the community and both had old school houses with sentimental value. Working closely with the students, staff and broader community we were able to retain and restore t
With two children in part-time childcare and first hand knowledge of the facilities required to provide for early learners, Minx embarked on a series of early learning centre projects. This era also provided many valuable lessons for us as architects and as directors of architectural practice still in the infant stages of development.
Albert Park Pre-school, Clarke Street Children's’ Centre, Malvern Early Learning Centre, North St Kilda Childcare Centre and a number of pr