This project was unique for Binder Construction for a number of reasons. This was the twentieth time we had worked with EPS, and being able to work on something as important as a new high school is truly a privilege. To date, this project is one of the largest that we have ever done. It was so exciting for us to be able to work on every aspect of this new school and watch it take shape from the very first drawings to the final grand opening.
One of the elements that we are most proud of in this school is the feature wall located in the central gathering space. It was done with exposed concrete and ties in perfectly with many of the other areas in the school that feature exposed concrete such as the corridor floors, the stairwell walls, and a number of 9m high rounded columns at the student learning centre’s main entry.
A final note of pride for us in this project was the lighting control systems that we used. They were specifically designed and installed to take advantage of the abundance of natural light that floods this structure. Too many classrooms these days rely purely on artificial light, and a goal the planners had going into this project, was to try and utilize natural light as much as possible. It may seem like a small thing, but our focus throughout this project was to consistently think of the students and what it would actually be like to go to school at Lillian Osborne High School. We feel that we built a truly great school that will serve our young minds for years to come.