Public Face for a Private School

architect John Wardie Architects
project The Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership, Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne, Australia
written by Andrew Hutson


The Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership (NPCLL) by John Wardle Architects (JWA) was a recent construction in a school campus that had been continuously evolving over the past 150 years. The 19th-century bluestone structures of Melbourne Grammar School were originally placed in a north-south cluster that separated the rectangular campus into two zones, with substantial playing fields to the east and west.