06 August 2013

CEFPI HOPE Tanzania 2013

Architects from Adelaide and Perth lead by Philip Idle (from EIW Architects in WA and CEFPI member)  joined with teachers from Scotch College, St Stephen's School and Churchlands Primary to spend 3 days working in the village of Matipwili.

Read the full article here.


Student opening of the new Senior School at Tranby College

EIW enjoyed the student opening of the new Senior School at Tranby College today.

It was exciting to see the realisation of the student’s thoughts on their learning space, and their use of the different areas.

Senior school students enjoyed the colourful bright furniture, integrated technologies, and new opportunities for learning in the various sized spaces.

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We are happy to announce that three of EIWs projects are featuring in this year’s edition of Scoop Magazine-Commercial Building and Design’   .  

The projects are:

- Ngulla Mia Boarding House (pg 242-263)

- Santa Maria College Mercy Building (pg 264-265)

- Patricia Kalis Centre (pg 176-177)

All projects feature on a double page spread.








Scoop Magazine Online


Peter C. Lippman speaking at the LeaderCon 2 day conference "Leading -The Next Chapter".


EIW Architects Associate Director, Peter C. Lippman will be attending the conference as a speaker.

On Friday 3rd May, Peter will be speaking about:

 'Collaborative Spaces and Student Learning'

  • The role of place and space in student learning outcomes.
  • Design is important. 




Kingsway Christian College – Science Centre and Home Economics opens.

WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, opened the recently completed Science Centre at Kingsway Christian College together with refurbished Home Economics and Media facilities. EIW worked closely with the client to develop a resourceful design solution that presents the students and staff with a contemporary learning environment. Nicole Best and Philip Idle oversaw the planning, design and construction of this successful project.        



Clontarf Trade Training Centre opens.

EIW was proud to attend the opening of the new $3.3m Trade Training Centre at Clontarf Aboriginal College on March 27. Senator Jacinta Collins and Rev Mgr Michael Keating conducted the opening and blessing before students, staff and dignatories. The project is a partnership between Clontarf, Trinity and Mercedes Colleges and provides engineering and construction workshops, machine and finishing rooms, covered outdoor work areas and a horticulture shed. This outstanding project is testament to the EIW team made up of Andrew Teoh, Mark Oliver, Chad Mollett and overseen by Project Director, Philip Idle.








EIW Associate director Peter C. Lippman recently visited Melbourne to be a key speaker at the New Generation Learning Space 2013 conference.  


Follow the link here to go to the website:


Moving beyond the classroom: Accommodating the changing pedagogy of higher education. By Peter C. Lippman

This paper questions the future of the ‘classroom’ as a paradigm for teaching and learning settings within the university. In turn, it proposes the notion of ‘learning spaces’ as layered transactional settings for liberating our thinking and our approach to spatial design in order to achieve dynamic learning environments able to meet current and future needs of teachers and students.

View the article here.


Architect and Educator Peter C. Lippman explores how best to design spaces in which students can work together.

This is the first part of a double series that explore collaborative spaces for K-12 learning environments.  Building on research, this article proposes the different spaces, instructional spaces and the breakout spaces, which might be included in these settings.  Additionally, it examines how technology can be integrated into them.  Lastly, the article features animations showcasing the variety of spaces within these facilities, along with photographic examples of settings that embrace the ideas proposed. 

 Watch architectural animations showing a space EIW Architects designed.

View here.


Copenhagen Interview with Philip Idle

As part of Philip’s involvement at the Nohr-Con conference in Copenhagen, the following interview was recorded for delegates and interested groups.

Click here to watch video.


Denmark is Design – reflections from Copenhagen

Click the link below to see 'Denmark is Design – reflections from Copenhagen'.

Denmark is Design


'Settings For Learning Relationships' in Copenhagen    

Philip Idle yesterday presented to 130 Scandinavian delegates at the Nohr-Con 'School Buildings of the Future' conference in Copenhagen. Providing a background to the planning and design of new and refurbished Australian schools. Philip focused on the theme 'Settings For Learning Relationships' outlining how he believes the last 10 years has evolved from being technology focused and having an impact on facility design, back towards a better understanding of how all modes of learning relationships can be enhanced through better designed learning environments.


"Danish schools seem to be struggling with similar issues in the refurbishment of old and new school buildings in trying to provide for more collaborative learning models. Their high quality of design prowess is evident in the 4 schools I visited and there are certainly some lessons learned which I can bring back for EIW's ongoing clientele and our ongoing commitment of 'building ideas' ", he reported.


A blog report and video interview conducted with Philip will be available upon his return next week.


Contemporary Learning Hub At Newman Siena Centre Complete.

Following the completion of Stages 1-4 which saw the transformation of the existing Senior College into an adult education and training facility, the Newman Siena Centre owned by the Catholic Education Office of WA now comprises a funky Contemporary Learning Hub which offers 300 sqm of flexible collaboration spaces to enable open learning and teaching. The facility is equipped with state-of the art technology and makes use of vibrant colours to create a fun yet functional environment. Please also refer to the PROJECTS section for more information.


The new Good Shepherd Church in Kelmscott is expected to start on site by the end of the month.

After an exciting design journey with the Good Shepherd Building Committee we are very pleased to get to this point where construction is bound to start in only a few weeks time.


Holy Cross College dares to innovate

The documentation stage of the new secondary house at Holy Cross College in Ellenbrook is in full swing with the design concepts for the learning spaces and teaching interactions with students promising to inspire. The College is already setting new performance levels in the integration of learning technologies and lessons learnt from the previous stage are being expanded and improved upon in this exciting project.


Building Ideas Workshop at Iona Presentation College

EIW continues to work with Iona through our Building Ideas Workshops that saw staff and students literally develop some concept models following discussions about learning environments. The creative activity was a great catalyst for people sharing their ideas about how different areas of the College can work together. The journey continues…


EIW Architects celebrates the opening of Stage 2 of the Ngulla Mia Boarding Facility, Clontarf Aboriginal College.           


The second and final stage of the Ngulla Mia Boarding Facility at Clontarf Aboriginal College was officially opened on Wednesday 5th September by the Hon Peter Collier, Minister for Education, Energy & Indigenous Affairs. EIW Architects celebrated with the College and have much pride in the finished product catering for a total of 120 aboriginal students from  around WA in a comfortable and inspiring living and learning environment.



EIW become a Corporate Partner of the Perth Wildcats for season 2012-2013

EIW Architects have become a Corporate Partner of the Perth Wildcats for season 2012-2013. This is going to be an exciting season with the move to the Perth Arena from Challenge Stadium.

Known to be one of the most successful clubs in the NBL, the team has established a great platform over the past 3 years, appearing in two Grand final series and 1 Semi Final series. So it will be an extremely exciting season, with the Perth Wildcats striving to secure their 6th NBL Championship.

The all new 14,500 seat Perth Arena is set to be one of the best indoor stadiums in the Southern Hemisphere. The Arena will host a variety of sporting and entertainment events in Perth and more importantly will be the home of the Perth Wildcats and mark the return of basketball to the city, where it belongs. Its prime location in the Perth CBD on Wellington Street brings it close to public transport, the freeway and the city centre. The Perth Wildcats are extremely excited about the many opportunities to improve the game night format and entertainment for fans and members.

Check out their website, Perth Wildcats, to get all the info on the team for this upcoming season, and to get an overview of the new amazing home ground Arena.