Designed by Hassell, the high school has been commended on its significant contribution to the advancement of educational architecture in Western Australia.
“WA students and the next generation are so vital to our future, so we were thrilled to award Willetton Senior High School by Hassell with the prestigious accolade, and thoroughly impressed with other entries in the category,” said Suzanne Hunt, WA President, Australian Institute of Architects.
The jury said the project “embodies architecture at the service of its community with its ability to enrich the lives of the students, teachers and staff who use the buildings,” the jury said. “Its new facilities have been weaved into the existing 1970s campus, which has resulted in an exceptional architectural outcome within the confines of the site and budgetary constraints.” Willetton Senior High School’s commitment to servicing the community was also recognised with The Hillson Beasley Award for Educational Architecture.
- 2017 WA Australian Institute of Architects – George Temple Poole Award
- 2017 WA Australian Institute of Architects – Hillson Beasley Award