Project Description

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Kensington


At Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, learning is at the centre of purpose. Founded in 1913 with a vision to use education to enhance both the spiritual and intellectual development of its students, OLSH’s learning and teaching environment promotes confident young women encouraging development to foster creative and critical minds.


To create a new facility for sport and whole College gathering, learning, and specialist subject study on a restricted, hilly, inner-city site.


The building was strategically planned to allow for TAS Commercial Grade Catering facilities to be subterranean to the site. The building harnesses the typography of the site manipulating existing levels and create a building has many faces and aspects. Nestled into the side of a hill, energy savings are achieved by the earth’s thermal protection. Its massive roof playground maximizes the urban site. The educational ambition of this project was primarily based on meeting the specific needs of the College and the wider community. The building consists of a multi-purpose hall, hospitality TAS and a large open GPLA that has been designed to accommodate a six-stream year group and has been specifically designed to encourage collaborative learning. Using innovative practices and community engagement to support the College is able to achieve its goal and move towards a more sustainable future.

Project Details


Master planning. Architecture. Landscape Design


Secondary College


Sydney Catholic Schools