The Vic/Tas Chapter of Learning Environments Australasia announced the winners of the 2019 Outstanding Learning Environment Awards on Friday 18 October. Jeavons had the pleasure of being involved in the landscape design of three of the winning projects. We value the work we do within the Education sector, designing outdoor spaces for schools across Australia.
Planning Outdoor Environments in Schools
A One Day Seminar – Friday 3rd May 2019
A forum for discussion and information, in a lovely venue and with great food:the role and value of outdoor play at school practical design for play, learning and landscape gardens for wellbeing in schools the importance of movement and physical activity in schools
The Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards are held every 2 years to recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative playspaces across Australia.
The Community Bank Adventure Playground in Wallan designed by Jeavons, received a Commendation in the Public Playspaces Category for projects over $1mil. We congratulate Fiona Robbé of Architects of Arcadia whose design for the Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space was the winner in this category, along with the other winning entries in their respective categories.
The Sovereign Hill Playground was opened yesterday creating great excitement for visiting school children. The thematic playspace has been designed to cater for users of all abilities. It interprets the journey of prospectors arriving in Australia on a tall ship and moving luggage/passengers overland on a rocking horse coach. There is a water play area to represent traditional mining methods predating the arrival of mining technology, which is then represented by the poppethead. The township and sculptures capture the final progression of prospectors establishing a town with grocery stores,
We are proud to announce that Bruce Grillmeier will become a co-director of Jeavons Landscape Architects. Bruce has worked at Jeavons for 17 years and is well known to our clients and colleagues. Mary and Bruce have worked in these roles for the past few years and now this partnership has been formalised. The new business structure creates a stable and sustainable future for Jeavons Landscape Architects.
We recently celebrated 30 years in business and can look forward to many more celebrations in the future.