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

Scotch College Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science




Scotch College


Cox Architecture


2017 Australian Institute of Building, Victorian Chapter Professional Excellence Commercial Construction $25M - $100M

2017 Australian Institute of Building, National Professional Excellence Commercial Construction $25M - $100M

Construction of a new $32 million state of the art science centre at Scotch College in Melbourne.

The three level building includes a semi-basement car park and a roof top teaching space. The façade comprises imported stone and elements of curtain wall glazing. Each level of the new centre houses a unique learning landscape bringing together formal teaching labs, staff offices and facilities and a central learning hub. The façade comprises imported stone and elements of curtain wall glazing. 

Internally the science labs featured fume cupboards, aquariums, extractions arms, vacuum suction and soldering hoods. A large feature void runs up the height of the building to glass skylights where the timber batten ceiling curves up from the balustrade to the void.

Major infrastructure works were completed throughout the school such as gas, fire and electrical.

The site is located in a busy locale, and works were delivered in a live and operational school environment so as to not disrupt key school activities.