Three Australian school designs have won awards at the International 2016 Exhibition of School Planning & Architectural Awards.

Conducted by Learning Environments Australasia’s international body, Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), the Awards recognise exceptional planning and inspired architectural design of high quality learning environments.

Two of the designs won their awards in the category of Project of Distinction – New Construction: the Montagne Centre at Marist College in Bendigo, by Y2 Architecture, and Woodleigh School in Melbourne, by Law Architects.

The third design, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School in Sydney, by BVN, won the Lee J Brockway Award in Renovation/Addition.

In addition, the Australian architectural firm, Clarke Hopkins Clarke, was awarded a Special Citation for the One Heart Children’s Village in Kenya.

The designs qualified for entry into the International Awards after competing in Learning Environments Australasia’s Regional Awards in May.

“The performance of these school designs shows that the Australasian Region is a trailblazer in world class learning environments. The projects demonstrate how true collaboration between educators, architects and planners can produce amazing results”, said Learning Environments Australasia Chair, Richard Leonard.

The winners were announced and exhibited at A4LE’s LearningScapes international conference, held in Philadelphia from September 28 to October 1.