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School Building & Maintenance Summit • On-Demand Playback

Dates for 2021 TBC

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The inaugural School Building and Maintenance Summit will see key stakeholders gather to discuss the latest trends and innovation in school planning, design and construction. With an emphasis on current school building projects in the pipeline across the nation, presenters will address strategies to manage population growth, the latest school and classroom design trends and maintenance programs.

Key topics to discuss include:

  • Modular and vertical classroom build and design
  • Trends in flexible classrooms and learning spaces
  • Innovation in design
  • Strategies for managing population growth and demographic shift
  • Maintenance and refurbishment programs for existing schools
  • Case studies and lessons learned from purpose built schools and learning spaces

With the ongoing situation in Australia regarding COVID-19, we have rescheduled the School Building & Maintenance Summit to the 28 October 2020 and will host the event on our virtual platform. You will still have access to the same great content, hear from leading experts, unique networking and business development opportunities with key decision makers, including the ability to directly ask questions and engage virtually, all from the safety and comfort of your own home or workplace.


Lisel Thomas

Chair, Victorian Chapter, Association for Learning Environments

Dr. Benjamin Cleveland

Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Associate Director of LEaRN, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

Dr Scott Alterator

LEaRN Research Fellow, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

Dr Perry Wong

Coordinator, School Learning Environments and Change Service Planning, NSW Department of Education

Sarina Wilson

Secondary Advisor, School Learning Environments and Change, NSW Department of Education

Alan Hayes

Director, Hamilton Hayes Henderson Architects

Richard Leonard

Director, Hayball Architects

Jayne Harrison

Founder and Managing Director, JDH Architects

Elizabeth Carpenter

Managing Principal, FJMT Studio

Chris Scoble

Senior Associate and Project Lead, PHS, Gray Puksand

Doug Thomas

Principal, Claremont College


9:50 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Lisel Thomas, Chair, Victorian Chapter, Association for Learning Environments


10:00 am

  • Why inclusion and diversity must be better addressed in learning space design
  • What educational objectives and practices should be considered when designing inclusive learning spaces
  • Why Universal Design is a great starting point, but more specific information is needed to inform the effective design and inhabitation of inclusive learning spaces

11:30 am

Morning Break


11:50 am

  • Engaging stakeholders at the designing and planning stage
  • Strategies and guidelines for project implementation
  • Overcoming the challenges in communication and collaboration

12:20 pm

  • People, Process, Pedagogy and Place
  • What and who are we designing for?

12:50 pm

Lunch Break


1:40 pm

Case Study: Inner Sydney High School – Post Occupancy Assessment

Elizabeth Carpenter, Managing Principal, FJMT Studio

2:10 pm

  • Context and constraints
  • Innovation in the vertical school model
  • But where is our Oval?
  • Design to reality

2:40 pm

  • Educational research
  • Design
  • Leadership principles to consider for sustained success

3:10 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

3:15 pm

Close of Conference


Packages Price
2020 On-Demand Access$395+GST

Important • Virtual Pass bookings
For virtual pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.

Virtual Attendance

Why attend School Building & Maintenance Summit Virtually?

Content is King: Enjoy Curated Content
With two days of expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.

Accessible from your devices
Learning and networking is now at your fingertips – the conferences and matchmaking platform is accessible from your laptop, tablets or mobile devices

Time Efficient and Cost Saving
Save on travelling time and accommodation costs while getting in touch with industry professionals without geographical boundaries

Business Matchmaking Live
Connect and meet with fellow attendees from all over the world by taking advantage of the AI powered matchmaking within the virtual platform.

Live and On-Demand
Wherever you are in the world, view the presentations at your leisure – either live or on-demand you’ll never miss a session.

Engage with our expert speakers
Make the most of your virtual experience by keeping updated with the latest insights and discussions, all while engaging with speakers through live polls, Q&A and more!


View our virtual platform in the video below.

when & where

28 Oct 2021

Virtually Delivered Event


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Conference Producer
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Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4008

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