Angliss Acknowledged in Esteemed 2020 Learning Environments Australasia Awards
The William Angliss Institute Sydney Campus has received a highly commended in the prestigious 2020 Learning Environments Australasia Awards for Excellence in Education Facilities for the highly contested category 'Renovation/Modernisation under AU$5 million.'
The Learning Environments Australasia Awards celebrate educational facilities' development projects which demonstrate an effectiveness in planning, design and construction.
William Angliss Institute engaged renowned architecture firm Gray Puksand in 2017 to tackle the complicated renovation brief for a state-of-the-art learning space that challenged and inspired students and that embodied The Institutes values of dynamic education and student development and wellbeing.
The Institute moved its Sydney campus to Alexandria in May 2019 into a freshly redeveloped building that has since been converted into a contemporary hospitality training facility as the ideal base to launch a career in the experience industries.
William Angliss Institute Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas Hunt said that the brief for Gray Puksand had the student experience at the core of everything with a thorough exploration of optimal learning environments.
"This award validates our excellence in the education sector, highlighting our commitment and investment in offering a contemporary learning environment."
"The dynamic and unique design addresses the complex design requirements for the specialist training on offer at The Institute. The outcome is a modern campus with superior facilities including a multi-use Super Kitchen that enables multiple classes to occur at the same time, as well as a demonstration kitchen and patisserie kitchen."
"The Campus also includes a mix of formal and informal study spaces with break out areas as well as multi-functional spaces which can be utilised across the various speciality courses available."
"We are so pleased to receive acknowledgment for the design and planning of the Sydney Campus and thank our partner Gray Puksand for delivering an innovative space for students to embark on their journey into the experience industries," Mr Hunt concluded.
In awarding William Angliss Institute the commendation the jury cited, "the care in researching and pursuing the best current approaches to culinary education has resulted in a unique and dynamic solution with flexible and innovative spaces that will allow the Institute to grow and adapt over time."