Following an extensive period of consultation and planning, it is with great enthusiasm and excitement that Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview can unveil the design of the new Therry Building.
The design facilitates learning while supporting pastoral care of our students and celebrating our Ignatian foundations. Containing new, porous spaces that blend natural light and flexible working areas for both students and teachers, the new Therry Building will offer the best facilities for the agile, interactive and collaborative learning environment of today and tomorrow.
Teaching capacity will increase from 14 to 24 learning areas, accommodating multiple formal and informal learning settings allowing for combined classes. All of this consistent with modern 21st century teaching approaches.
Six house areas ensure complementarity between teaching and pastoral care. Facilities for support, counseling, learning and socialising, provide a place to call home for every boy. And, in the Ignatian tradition of education it will facilitate and encourage reflection and action as part of the learning process.
Graphic and striking in form, the design follows an energy efficiency hierarchy, harnessing renewable energy and passive building systems to provide a comfortable and healthy learning environment.
We look forward to working with our building partner, the QUASAR Group, to deliver an exceptional learning and teaching environment for our students, staff and extended College community.
During their 20 years of commercial works, QUASAR has become proficient in delivering educational projects both within Sydney and across regional NSW; a portfolio that encompasses heritage, traditional, and contemporary educational projects.
Operational in 2018, the new Therry building marks the beginning of the Ignis Project, an exciting new era at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview.
Wishing you joy and happiness over the holiday season.
Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview