Designed by Gray Puksand, La Trobe University – Shepparton Campus is located in Shepparton, Australia. Consistent with the influences of modern pedagogy the design of this building demonstrates a didactic aesthetic. The environmentally responsive form, refined surface treatment and confident use of colour display an iconic vision for collaborative learning. La Trobe University, G.O. TAFE and the City Council identified an opportunity to create a tertiary education precinct in the heart of Shepparton.
Fundamental to contemporary educational environments is the need to provide a variety of learning settings. This menu of spaces include areas for large group interaction, one on one study, presentation and individual study nooks; resulting in true flexibility and educational spaces with a purposeful variety. Future-proofing of educational spaces is therefore created with a purposeful variety, and as such the café on the ground floor is as important as the technical learning environments on the first floor.