St. Mary’s School in Australia by Smith+Tracey Architects

02.25.11 | By
St. Mary’s School in Australia by Smith+Tracey Architects

A recently completed school in Australia will certainly keep the kids awake with all that exciting color and pattern.

Designed by smith+tracey Architects, St Mary’s Primary School in Greensborough, Victoria in Australia was inspired by its natural surroundings. Using trees as a springboard, smith+tracey Architects were able to weave in a colorful design that also philosophizes the idea that children are akin to trees, growing, blooming. The geometric shapes and vibrant colors stimulate and reinforce the learning environment with a sense of adventure and excitement. If my grade school or high school looked like this, I might have enjoyed school even more.

Photos by Lisbeth Grosmann.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.