Park Ridge State High School

Name: Park Ridge State High School New Multi-Storey GLA Building

Date: September - 2019

Client: Department of Education, Qld Government.

Builder: Kane Constructions

Category: Educational, Government



8i Architects was engaged by the Department of Education to design and document a new $6.4 million multi-storey Critical Thinking Space at Park Ridge State High School.

The centre accommodates 12 general learning spaces, two robotics labs, amenities and two staff rooms. 

These facilities are giving students access to cutting-edge technology that will develop:

  • Critical Thinking skills and an ability for students to engage in collaborative learning experiences.

  • 21st Centruy skills including sophisticated approaches to digital pedagogies.

  • A STEAM’s approach to design, where the inquiry cycle is central to solution seeking

  • Answer questions – Solve problems – Create products.

That will arm them with the skills they need for the jobs of the future. 

It was officially opened by Education Minister Grace Grace on the 5th August 2020.

Jeremy Haldane was the project architect on this project.

Photographer: 8i Architects


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8i Architects is an architectural practice specialising in secondary and tertiary education, medical facilities and specialty technical projects.

I have worked with Charmaine, Hieu and the team at 8i Architects for the past 6 years. I can honestly say that if you want no nonsense, non-ego based, well thought through and sensible architecture then let 8i manage your project for you. 


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Project Officer, University of Queensland

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