Ursula Frayne Catholic College Senior Science and Year 7

Victoria Park, Perth

Ursula Frayne Catholic College

November 2018

DWA Architects have worked on the UFCC site since 2008. The recent works complement the humble 1930’s buildings with modern education facilities. The Duncan Street, Victoria Park campus has a strong aesthetic, historical and social heritage significance. It is also part of a major heritage precinct that includes surrounding buildings.

The new Stage 12 Science & Year 7 facility seeks to provide the School with enhanced specialised facilities utilising the roof as passive recreation, education and performance. The brief provided by the School was to ‘Scream Science!’

Each design element seeks to engage the original architecture and provide the College with additional accommodation that is contextual and functional. The new facilities enhance the School’s universal accessibility, connectivity within the campus and provide important flexible space in a competitive market.

The project has resulted in the provision of state-of-the-art facilities for the College while successfully providing a reinterpretation of an existing form within the constraints of heritage issues and space. The refurbished and extended building is both innovative and recognisable.

CUSP Design

EMCO Construction

Neal Pritchard