Why design matters for schools as community hubs

Why design matters for schools as community hubs

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Malaysian Theatre, Glyn Davis Building (MSD)

Masson Road

The University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3010


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Hear from our expert panel on the transformative power of design to make schools as community hubs work.

About this event

Chair: Associate Professor Ben Cleveland, Building Connections Lead, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.


Simon LeNepveu (CHC Architects)

Jesse Judd (ARM Architecture)

Rahat Arain (Director of Curriculum and Learning, Al Siraat College)

Sandy Law (Law Architects)

Why design matters for schools as community hubs is the first of three panel discussions associated with the Sharing Schools, Building Communities exhibition open this July and August 2022.

The Melbourne School of Design is proud to launch our latest Dulux Gallery exhibition which explores and celebrates the value of schools as community hubs.

Discover the latest evidence and expert advice about designing, developing and sustaining schools as community hubs to enhance education, health and social connection. Sharing Schools, Building Communities presents the continuum of school-community connections and celebrates success stories to inspire and inform those just starting their hub journey.

ARC Project Partners:

Australian Research Council

Queensland Government, Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Government of South Australia Department of Education

RMIT University

Brand Architects

Clarke Hopkins Clarke

Exhibition supporters

Modern Teaching Aids


Hear and Learn

​​​​​​​Total Tech Productions

Dulux Gallery opening hours

Monday - Friday

10.00am - 4.00pm

The Sharing Schools, Building Communities exhibition will be open on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2022, for Open House Melbourne.

The exhibition will also be open on Sunday 21 August 2022 for the University of Melbourne's Open Day.

The Dulux Gallery and Glyn Davis Building is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about your visit don't hesitate to email us at msd-exhibitions@unimelb.edu.au.

All visitors to University of Melbourne campuses, including galleries, must be fully vaccinated (or have a valid exemption). Find out more.

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