Master Builder of the Year | National 2016 | Victoria 2016, 2017
PROJECTS | Victoria

Presbyterian Ladies' College Performing Arts Centre




Presbyterian Ladies College


Cox Architecture
Wood & Grieve
Wilde & Woolard

The Performing Arts Centre (PAC) project will provide PLC with a new iconic building that will be available for use by all year levels and staff members. The facility will provide PLC with a state of the art music and drama facility incorporating a 550 seat auditorium, three large rehearsal rooms, drama classroom and multiple studio teaching spaces.

The four storey PAC building will be a light, bright and open space facility, planned around an internal street and will maximise the views to the neighbouring hockey field and sports oval.

This is a major undertaking that will provide new facilities of high architectural merit.

The centre will enable students to fulfil their potential by providing them with exemplary performance, rehearsal, teaching, social and community exchange environments that will offer a performance and learning platform where components of the arts, the visual, musical and the dramatic can be created, shared and showcased.

The four distinct building components include:

- The central 558 seat music recital auditorium
- The northern wing building housing the primary rehearsal rooms
- The eastern wing building housing the music studio spaces and teaching classrooms
- The internal street, a circulation system that connects the teaching spaces and creates a series of event platforms across multiple levels