The Ridge

Bruce ACT

Radford College




Stefan Postles


The Year 3 & 4 Building is the second building constructed within the framework of the Stewart Architecture Master Plan.

The building is sited in a previously ‘forgotten’ corner of the Junior School campus. The challenging topography provided opportunity to create a multi-level solution where each floor opens directly onto different levels of the campus.

The steep slope allowed the building to nestle into the landscape, this greatly reduced the scale of the building while bringing the beauty of the nature reserve closer to the learning spaces. 

The brief required accommodation for two year levels with associated support spaces. These year levels are located on separate floors to provide independence but with internal and external links to allow collaboration. Spaces are designed to promote activity-based learning: an inclusive pedagogy that aims to facilitate all learning styles and teaching types in a series of linked sessions led by both students and teachers.