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
  • Ventilation
  • Hands-free and touchless installations
  • Project Delivery
  • Funding and Finance
  • Smart buildings
  • Teacher wish lists




EduBUILD, Wednesday 10 August 2022

Meaghan Dwyer

Modern design considerations in Educational Infrastructure

Panel discussion

We need to know…! World industries and educators setting our future research agenda.

Over 270 experts across education, industries and academia have, for one year, being formulating our next generation of learning spaces research.  Representing 21 countries, this group has been using the Innovative Learning Environments and Student Experience (Scoping Study) or ILE+SE, to identify what gaps exist in current research, and the priorities we must set for the next decade of research.  This presentation will present the 20 gaps that were identified, the ‘top five’ (and bottom five) priorities, and plans for an unprecedented international project to address those needs. 

Mary Jeavons

Redesigning play space in Australian schools

Lisel Thomas

Planning for growth – how the Victorian government plans schools for new communities

Adam Swinburn

Best Practice for Vertical School Architecture

  • Vertical School Architecture is a case study analysis of the spatial planning for secondary co-educational multi-storey school models in inner-urban areas across the globe.


  • Land economics, tight site restrictions and large accommodation briefs require a school design more aligned with high-rise construction than its suburban predecessors, posing new opportunities and challenges for the facilitation of education, student wellbeing and city-making.


  • The spatial organisation patterns that emerge in vertical school design precedents are documented and considered as a resource to assist the thinking of architects, school administrations and government officials when delivering school architecture of a similar type. 



This presentation will summarise the main findings: 


Opportunities -

  • Building upward can create a much richer and more connected school community.
  • Public shared ground floor facilities to enhance civic infrastructure. 



Challenges -

  • Significant demand on vertical circulation and how to improve upon it.
  • Lack of quality and quantity of outdoor spaces and how to maximise outdoor opportunities. 
last published: 11/Aug/22 03:45

EduBUILD, Thursday 11 August 2022

Prof Stephen Heppell

Softer, lower walls: why learning is escaping out of doors

  • Before the pandemic learning was beginning to escape from the boxes we had placed it in: curriculum specifics, levels, assessment criteria, classrooms, campuses, age phases, duration and more.
  • During, and since that pandemic the escape has begun to look like a stampede as learning elsewhere, stage not age, lifelong learning, learning families and more are producing a new learning landscape with technology as a core enabler;
  • in particular the fresh locations of learning - once expensively contained in bespoke education buildings - have opened up a new life of nomadic campuses and wholly outdoor learning.
  • The impact of this on everything from the capital cost of education to the sheer joy of learning is proving to be dramatic.
Elliet Spring

Creating learning neighbourhoods to support the needs of individual students

Diana Rosenthal

Back to school: Considering Covid-19 in educational architecture and design

Nishan Mills

Toward Net Zero: Driving sustainable energy management through machine learning and artificial intelligence

Davina Rooney

Sustainable infrastructure for Australian Schools

last published: 11/Aug/22 03:45