2021 VSDA Finalist: Montrose Primary School

Posted on Nov 19, 2021

We’re proud to announce that we are finalists in the 2021 Victorian School Design Awards for our work at Montrose Primary School.


These awards celebrate the role architects play in making Victoria a world leader in school design. They also recognise the innovation, creativity and practicality architects bring to designing new, or modernising existing Victorian government schools.

Our design for this much-loved primary school in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges creates an exceptional new facility, featuring a full competition grade basketball court with spectator seating, a fork-to-fork kitchen garden program, unisex facilities and flexible learning environments. ⁠

A special thank you to all the staff and students at Montrose Primary School, the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) and the design and construction team: at H2o, Tim, Vieri, Agatha, Teresa and Kate, Hive Engineering, Fryda Dorne & Associates, Kinban Building Consultants, Ziebell Landscape Architecture and builders, Jointly.

Keep your eye out for the announcement of the 2021 winners later this month.


“The gymnasium offers a platform for teachers to collaborate for professional learning and a place where all students and staff, as well as the wider community, can meet for a wide variety of events in state-of-the-art facilities”, Glenn Storr, Assistant Principal, Montrose Primary School. Photography by Trevor Mein.