Calliope State High School by biscoe wilson | architects

Calliope State High School

Winner of the QMBA Project of the Year award for Education Facilities up to $10 million

Biscoe Wilson Architects were approached by the department of Education to design and document a new high school proposed for Calliope, near Gladstone. We worked closely with Paynters to complete the masterplan, and detailed design for the first stage of the school. These nine buildings include an admin, resource centre, multipurpose hall, hospitality block, canteen, science centre, and technology centre. This project provided an unique opportunity to showcase Biscoe Wilson Architects’ focus on designs that provide comfort, innovation, inspiration and sustainablity.

The materials were chosen for their sustainability, durability, and ease of maintenance. The rooves and awnings are to be Colourbond Whitehaven and metal wall cladding to be Colourbond Shale Grey. Interpon Precis Pure Gold is to be used as a feature on several screens and gates throughout the school.

Biscoe Wilson Architects have worked with Paynters on previous projects, such as the Springfield State High School E Block building.

Stage 2 of the project was commissioned in 2021 and has been completed in 2023. This included a Senior Industrial Technology Building, Senior school GLA block and courtyard and additional amenities. Stage 2 was also constructed by Paynters,

To view the construction process for this project, click here.

Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Marion Wilson, Anita James, Winson Leung, Joelie Vinall-Clark, Jonus Darr, Monique Pousson, Balazs Zsiga, Jas Stancombe
D&C Contractor | Paynter

Project Manager | Honeywill Consulting

Client | Queensland Department of Education
Fire, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Electrical Engineer | DMA Engineers
Structural and Civil Engineer | Farr Engineers
Landscape Architect | Jeremy Ferrier Landscape