University of Queensland Architecture Master Class Studio 2018
Michael Rayner is currently teaching his second University of Queensland Master Class for 4th and 5th year architecture students. The project this year is at Brigidine College in Brisbane’s Indooroopilly, the students are designing a new Science and Technology Centre and a new Administration and Entrance Building to the College. They are also being asked to review the whole college master plan, rethinking how existing indoor and outdoor spaces can both enrich the educational and social settings across the campus. They are considering multiple design influences ranging from the meanings associated with the Brigidine Order to the physical challenges of a ‘hilltown’ campus and to inventive pedagogical approaches, particularly with respect to equipping young women for interpreting and leading in the realms of scientific and environmental knowledge.