Professional Learning Institute


The premises for the Professional Learning Institute (PLI) were originally designed by Morrison & Breytenbach Architects from recycled demountable classrooms linked by newly constructed double-volume elements for use as a Big Picture School. In this project they have been refurbished to create quality, flexible, conference, seminar and training space. Repurposed schoolrooms house a canteen and commercial kitchen and recycled containers house the toilets. A sheltered external courtyard captures sun and creates a central informal gathering space for user connection. Grouped adjustable sit–stand “pod” work-stations, with ample daylight and natural ventilation, create a healthy, contemporary workplace environment for administration staff.