A Fresh Look at Glenaeon’s Masterplan: The Next Generation

24 June 2019

Recently the School Council commissioned architectural firm Gresleyabas to conduct a review of the Glenaeon’s Masterplan for our Middle Cove campus which was initially approved by Willoughby Council in 1995. Substantial work has been achieved over the past two decades, but as we consider the priorities for future projects, a fresh look at the broad shape of the Masterplan is timely to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our students and teachers, both currently and for the next generation.

The principals of the firm are:

Greg Burgess, a widely known and respected architect who has a significant CV of work in Steiner schools across Australia, and award winning work with and for indigenous communities such as the Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre, NT and the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre in the Grampians, a collaborative design for five Aboriginal communities. 

Greg has been a winner of numerous awards including the nation's most prestigious architectural prize - the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Architecture which he was awarded for his culturally sensitive designs and in recognition of his stature as an architect of great distinction throughout the world. We have been very fortunate to secure Greg’s services in reviewing our Masterplan.

Ahmad Abas, originally from Perth has built a solid practice in organic and natural architecture and now works as a partner with Greg. Click to continue

Greg and Ahmad are in the final stages of the review and we are keen for feedback on their work. The Executive and teaching staff have viewed their work and given feedback, and we are keen for parents as a significant stakeholder group to hear and give feedback as well. 

To provide two opportunities for engagement, there will be two sessions for parents to hear from Greg and Ahmad on:

    • Thursday evening May 30th at 7 – 8.30 pm: at Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Castlecrag

    • Friday morning May 31st at 7.30 – 9 pm: at Sylvia Brose Hall, Middle Cove.

The morning session will provide tea and coffee and some light breakfast snacks. Parking is on the basketball courts. If you wish to bring children there will be child–minding in the form of sport activities provided by Jonas Stoebe on the oval. If you need to leave early in the morning session, you may do so before 8.20 when the gate will be closed as per usual from 8.20 to 8.50 am.

Please RSVP to Events Coordinator Clare Gordon at  so we can plan the catering, and on the Friday for child care.

We look forward to the responses to this very important review of our masterplan which will provide a framework for the future of the Middle Cove campus into the next generation of students, teachers and parents.