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“Bringing new life to our Potter Building while staying connected to its history has been both a labour of love and an exercise in professional excellence by so many”. 

Mrs Catherine O’Kane, Principal.

Congratulations to Fulton Trotter Architects on winning the 2023 Learning Environments Australasia Design Award- Modernisation Large Category for the Potter Building Adaptive Re-Use Project.

The reimagined Potter Building was opened in 2022 and has become an inspiring learning hub located in the heart of our School. The new facility houses a range of related functions including:

  • A library with additional space
  • An integration of Blue-Chip student IT support services
  • An enlarged senior study centre, maker spaces for both senior and middle school
  • Sport Department staff offices with access to the gym
  • Two Head of House offices
  • The Career Counselling office
  • Staff areas with a variety of teaching and collaboration spaces.

With eco-friendly design elements, sympathetic to our beautiful heritage environment, the transformation has made the most of stunning views, natural light, timber and greenery, creating a vibrant learning hub, where staff and students alike share a journey of growth and discovery.


We are very proud to have won the 2023 Learning Environments Australasia Design Award- Modernisation Large Category. Congratulations must go to All Hallows’ School for their commitment to quality learning environments and progressive pedagogical and social outcomes. We also thank them, and all of our consultant team for partnering with us on such an amazing project.

Awards Jury Citation:

“This project is outstanding in re-purposing a 1970s 4-story building by optimising its operational and commercial performance. Located in the heart of a busy heritage-listed campus the re-imagined building brings students of all ages and staff together in a range of spaces that contribute to their learning and teaching with an emphasis on health and wellbeing. The Potter Building seeks to redefine the role of a school library, includes multi-modal learning opportunities, and provides spaces in which students can gather, seek refuge, and share ideas. This project also reflects the success in rigorous planning and stakeholder engagement to achieve a robust brief through evidence-based design.”