Built by McCorkell Constructions, these additions and renovations to the McRae Building at Ruyton Girls’ School, in the Melbourne suburb of Kew, were designed by Woods Bagot. The project was the winner of the 2017 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Award in the Commercial Building $10-15 million category.
by Madeleine Swain
A view from the build with Howard McCorkell, construction director
Better Building: What did the project entail?
Howard McCorkell: The McRae Building at Ruyton Girls’ School is a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility, consisting of a basement auditorium with catering facilities and performance studios and three upper levels of general classrooms, common spaces, staff rooms and science laboratories.
Can you elaborate on the most notable elements, particularly the arresting façade?
Externally, the curtain wall glass façade, feature steel windows, sculptured timber and stone cladding systems were completed as a design and construct component, with our site team taking a lead role in the coordination of the façade development.