Chris Steele Scott Pavilion, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

The School of Art Architecture and Design’s student design and construction program was engaged by the Friends of the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens to design and build a new shelter for visitors wishing to rest, meet and assemble for guided tours. The winning student design by Samuel Chua was chosen from amongst one hundred design proposals in 2014. 

Students participated in the prefabrication and installation of building components over the following year and construction of the project was completed in October 2015.

  • Mt Lofty Pavillion

  • Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens Pavillion

    Pre fabrication of components for the Chris Steele Scott Visitor Pavilion Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA

  • Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens Pavillion

    Chris Steele Scott Visitor PavilionMount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA

  • Mt Lofty Pavillion

    Chris Steele Scott Visitor Pavilion Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA

Current Project

Design And Construct

In early 2012, on the basis of evolving experience with remote Indigenous projects, the Design Construct Program was invited to assist a community at Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu, to design and construct visitor accommodation as a means of generating income for children’s education.

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As a participant in Design Construct you will be involved in all stages of the building process, including developing design proposals, dealing with clients, building and documentation. This valuable process is one of the best possible preparations for your professional life.

Projects pass through several phases:

  • Design: students are briefed, survey sites and produce proposals
  • Design development: students undertake intensive courses, developing their designs in small groups
  • Planning and certification
  • Building: two-week prefabrication sessions are run during student holidays. Students are also involved in on-site building

Projects are generally long-term and pass from one group of students to another.

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