St. Columba’s School Hall

The St Columba’s hall was an adaptive re-use of an existing heritage listed school hall.  As part of ABM Architects masterplan, the vision was to re-establish the building’s significance, redefine the school’s social heart through its revitalisation.

Uses incorporated into the design were an integrated multi-functional educational and community use area.  Innovative thinking through adjustments to the ground level, unlocked additional space for the school to expand into. This additional space complimented the school’s evolving pedagogy from rapidly increased education opportunities.

The reuse of this building enabled the rationalisation and connectivity of multiple levels of play areas and circulation links.  This transformation secures the historic built form for future generations.

ABM Architects designed, documented and performed superintendent services of the project.

Awarded the 2012 National Trust of Queensland Heritage Award – Silver, for Adaptive Re-use.

I feel that ABM architects work in the real world. They’re confident problem solvers who help us create buildings today that will still be meeting our needs tomorrow. Martin Wilkie, Principal, St Columba’s Primary School.