Phillips Smith Conwell

St Michael’s Early Learning Centre

Builder

Criscon

Completed

2012

Location

Caboolture, Queensland

Photographer

John Mills

The 100 child early learning centre was established to provide an extension to the existing junior school for children from six weeks of age to pre-school care. The brief required certain spaces to be flexible, allowing for a registered outside-of-school-care facility for children up to Year 6 level which posed both conflicts and interesting design opportunities. The external shell recalls elements of the local coastal building vernacular and uses simple materials and environmentally sympathetic finishes to reduce the burden of ongoing maintenance expenditure.