Explore multi-award winning Arts West and studioFive at the Regional Day Out

Published: Thursday 4 October 2018

On Friday November 16 we're exploring Melbourne's inner urban learning environments, and at the top of many delegates' lists is the University of Melbourne site tour.

It features two LEA Regional Award winners: 2017 Overall Winner Arts West, and 2018 Winner for An Innovative Education Initiative studioFive.

LEA jurors described Arts West as "imaginative and sophisticated architectural and instructional design at its best - a triumph at multiple scale levels and across many domains", whilst studioFive "exemplifies creativity, innovation, productivity and sustainability... in space that enables the transformation of learning and teaching".

 Photos: Top of page - Arts West (John Gollings), above - studioFive (Carl Martin)

Add the multi-award winning Melbourne School of Design and the Faculty of Economics and Business, and it's no wonder this tour is already filling fast. Depending on tour numbers, delegates will visit up to 3 of the 4 buildings.

Educator Spotlight

Debby Chaves joins our panel of leading urban educators for a special Q&A session at the Regional Day Out. She is the inaugural Principal of Beaumaris Secondary College, and has over 20 years in the independent and government sector at primary and secondary levels.

As the learning leader of a school moving into new facilities, she is keenly aware that societal values should be embodied in the learning spaces we are creating for future generations. Find out more about Debby's vision for Beaumaris Secondary College here.

Program Highlights


Members $240 + GST, non-members $295 + GST, students $195 + GST (limited availability).

All registrations include 2 site tours, brunch, snacks and networking drinks.


The day begins at 9am at The Pavilion at Melbourne's iconic Arts Centre. Early afternoon site tours will depart to all corners of the city, before converging on South Melbourne Primary School for a tour and networking drinks until 5.30pm.

LEA members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting at 5.30pm.

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