Master Builder of the Year | National 2016, 2019 | Victoria 2016, 2017, 2019
PROJECTS | Victoria

Prahran High School






Victorian School Building Authority


Donald Cant Watts Corke
Gray Puksand
Wood & Grieve Engineers


2019 Victorian School Design Awards Best Project Above $10M | Gray Puksand

2019 Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Chapter Educational Architecture Commendation

One of the first vertical schools to be delivered by the Victorian Government, Prahran High School is a co-educational secondary school which will accommodate 650 students. 

Encompassing five levels of learning space for design, art, technology and science, the unique design responds to a comparatively tight site in an urban area.
The school features an open atrium at the centre of the building, teaching areas, a main performance space and outdoor terraces on every level.
The ground floor includes a learning resource centre and performing arts facilities, while levels one, two and three house the science, visual arts and food technology spaces, and a gym. Level four provides a rooftop garden for students to relax in and play.

The school was built adjacent to an existing educational precinct that includes Melbourne Polytechnic and the National Institute of Circus Arts.

A series of cascading bleachers interconnects the various levels allowing for ease of circulation while also promoting social interaction and physical movement. 

Kane Constructions was awarded the contract for this $35+ million school in June 2017 and the project reached Practical Completion in Term 1, 2019 with its first cohort of Year 7.