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M3 Architecture Founding Partner Michael Banney joins The School Bell podcast to discuss the role of designing learning spaces where students can find their place. Michael approaches each project from a social perspective, whereby the user experience - how they feel when they are there - and the physical and cultural contexts are central to the design.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The role of architecture in student learning
  • The importance of understanding a school’s culture
  • A city within a school
  • Developing spaces for structured and social learning
  • Creating a space where students can find their place
  • Principal Perspective: Ms Jacinda Euler, Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • Designing for inclusion
  • Master planning
  • Principal Perspective: Ms Kathy Bishop, Clayfield College
  • Heritage-listed buildings and honouring the past
  • Purposeful and flexible spaces for students and staff
  • Creating connections
  • Principal Perspective: Dr Linda Evans, Fairholme College
  • Finding the story - the design follows
  • Imagining life as a student to provide a positive experience through architecture

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