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Evolving education environments

Perth Conference

23 May 2019
By Dani Martin

Final preparations are underway for the Learning Environments Australasia conference — to be held in Perth from Tuesday 28 May to Friday 31 May. Peddle Thorp Senior Architect Dani Martin is one of three Co-Convenors of the event, alongside Eamon Broderick from Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick, and Paul Edwards from Site Architecture Studio.

Dani, Eamon and Paul have focused the event around ‘transforming the learning landscape’. Over three days, presenters and attendees will discuss how society is changing and uncover how those changes impact education environments. 


Nurturing creative thinking is one of a myriad of topics to be explored. For Dani, it’s an approach that propels her to design education spaces that inspire curiosity and are flexible, variable in size and mindful of indoor and outdoor learning opportunities.


Workplaces of the future will also take centre stage at the conference. Dani believes future-focused education environments are about much more than embracing digital and automative technologies. Instead, she prefers to craft spaces that allow students and staff to explore far-reaching possibilities — rather than imposing an agenda, or any one learning pathway.


Learning from educators will also be a key focus of the event. In Dani’s view, it’s imperative that architects gain insights from educators in order to better support those educators through well-considered design.


Like to find out more about Dani’s approach to education design? Email or phone (07) 3811 9500.