EduBUILD is Australia’s largest conference and trade show designed for architects, designers and builders to share ideas with education infrastructure developers about building, renovating, maintaining and managing modern learning spaces e.g. school and university buildings, training facilities, educational campuses, playgrounds, sports facilities and library buildings.



  • Architects
  • Building Specifiers
  • Interior Designers
  • Managers of Construction Companies
  • Managers of building Supplies and Products
  • Corporate and Project Finance Managers
  • Heads of School Infrastructure
  • Heads of School Learning Environment
  • School Business Manager
  • Director Workplace Health & Safety
  • Hygiene Safety Officer
  • Project Manager
  • School Principal or University leader who is involved in a new building project


  • Architecture & Design
  • Flexible learning environments
  • Creating hybrid learning environments post-Covid
  • Re-purposing buildings
  • Playgrounds
  • OH&S and Covid Hygiene designs
  • Environment
  • Project Delivery
  • Funding and Finance
  • Smart buildings



Learning Space Design
Ergonomics & Furniture
Learning Improvements
Facilities Management

EduBUILD Congress, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Vicki Steer
EduBUILD Congress

Organisations, practice and space: the strategic design of schools

  • Learn about the connection between the school's vision for teaching and learning and planning for facilities' development
  • Understand the points at which school leaders and teachers can have the most impact on a project
  • Learn about the pitfalls you can avoid in the placement of buildings
  • Learn about integrating the school’s technology master plan into facilities planning and projects.
Knut Menden
EduBUILD Congress

PANEL - COVID, climate change and cost: why environmentally sustainable design makes sense

How the application of environmentally sustainable design principles to new and refurbished school buildings results in healthy and productive learning environments while reducing energy costs over time
Prof Geoff Hanmer
EduBUILD Congress

Building Design – Considerations in Reducing the Risk of Airborne Disease Transmission in Schools

  • What we know about transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and why it has taken so long to consider airborne transmission seriously.
  • Historic background of SARS-CoV-1 and MERS plus information on the common cold. Why schools should ensure that they can connect learning spaces to outside air, or run classes outside.
  • The role of ventilation in indoors environment and how to measure it, and improve it.
  • Tips for keeping staff and students safe, including the use of air purifiers.
last published: 11/Jun/21 06:55

EduBUILD Congress, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Debby Chaves
EduBUILD Congress

Transformational Learning Spaces - Our future relies on our human capacity

Ryan Longford
EduBUILD Congress

Reinventing play in the schoolyard

Play is a critical building block in all children’s development, offering learning, risk mitigation, movement, and key social interactions.In saying this there are several challenges we face when striving to provide engaging and unique play opportunities. This has allowed us to question if the very way children play, can be reinvented?We will explore how technology can be utilised to provide educational, active, engaging, inclusive and diverse play opportunities for children – whilst ensuring traditional values around play remain unchanged.Smart Play Technology adoption has grown exponentially over the past decade, as it offers a new, unique, and adaptable way for children to play.We will explore the past, present and future of these technologies, and how they can meaningfully contribute to the school environment.
Dr Marian Mahat
EduBUILD Congress

Co-designing space – working with schools, academics, government and industry partners

School buildings have morphed from one-room schoolhouses with less than 10 students to complex multi-story buildings with innovative learning environments housing thousands of students. In order for innovative building design to be successful, a co-design approach to developing innovations that ‘fit’ into real learning contexts have important and measurable outcomes. Successful cooperation between academics, industry, policy, and schools, while taking into account the perspectives of those at the coalface, i.e. teachers and students, brings substantial benefits to the broader community, to schools, to teachers, but most importantly to the learning and outcomes of our students.
Gweneth Leigh
EduBUILD Congress

Is the schoolyard sick?

How the design of secondary schoolyards affects student perceptions of wellbeing. Spending time outdoors is good for us. It reduces stress, improves focus, promotes creativity and keeps us active.In high schools and colleges, the schoolyard provides students with a daily dose of green space. But do their designs empower students to reap the wellbeing benefits of time outside? Drawing on current research into the outdoor spaces of secondary schools, this presentation will provide attendees with information regarding:
  • The evolving role of schoolyards in the era of covid and climate change
  • The design impacts of schoolyards on the health and wellbeing of youth
  • Research into adolescent perceptions and preferences of outdoor
Fatemeh Aminpour
EduBUILD Congress

Involving children in school design: lessons to learn from participatory research with children

  • The benefits of participatory research with children that can not be achieved in non-participatory research
  • Age-appropriate research methods with children
  • The benefits of using observational methods alongside participatory methods to achieve a more robust result.
  • The power of triangulation
Luke Baills
EduBUILD Congress

Putting pedagogy first – what The Cathedral School learned on their journey to design innovative learning spaces

Understanding what your school’s learning and teaching should look like is paramount in any learning space planning process.This Q&A session on designing an innovative learning space will provide practical and useful insights from working with architects and suppliers, through to understanding teaching models and how they can be applied.And let’s not forget the learners – how can student voice and choice positively impact on their learning outcomes.Join The Cathedral School’s Head of Junior School, Luke Baills, and Head of STEM, Ben Dallimore, together with Jo Turner, Furnware Sales Leader as they discuss the importance of collaboration during the consultation process.
last published: 11/Jun/21 06:55
EduTECH 2021