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James Cook University ’s architectural hat trick

Last month, James Cook University has won a top international architectural award for its ground breaking Townsville education and student services building, Education Central.

The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) in Portland, Oregon USA has awarded Education Central a “Project of Distinction”.

About 60 educational projects from around the world played for the award and James Cook University was between the winners.

It’s the third major architectural award Education Central has won this year and the University is very proud of all of them.
In May, the building won CEFPI Australasia’s award for the overall major new education construction project.
In June, Education Central won the Walter & Oliver Tunbridge Award for Building of the Year in the Public Architecture category at the Australian Institute of Architects National Architecture Awards.

Teachers and the design team worked very hard together and also with the architect to improve student services and supported modern methods of teaching and learning.
The outcome are large-scale active learning spaces that support technology-enabled active learning (TEAL) areas that are spacious, well appointed and flexible.

Congratulation James Cook University!

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