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Educational Design - Victorian Government Schools

Chaired by: Dr. Ben Cleveland, Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Associate Director, LEaRN Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne 

This seminar will explore the context of the 'Educational Design Space' discussing the current strategies of the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) and looking at different perspectives and insights into educational design and project delivery from industry professionals, Architectus and K2LD Architects.



Chris Keating: Chief Executive Officer - Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA)

Chris Keating is the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA). The VSBA was established in August 2016. Chris was soon after appointed to the CEO role leading the planning and delivery of the State Government’s $3.8 billion investment in Victorian schools. Chris is overseeing the delivery of 70 new schools and more than 1,300 projects. Before being appointed CEO of the VSBA, Chris led the Infrastructure and Sustainability Division at the Department of Education and Training and has more than nine years’ experience delivering public school building projects in Victoria.


Kellee Frith: Education Environments Strategist


Kellee is a resident Education Design Strategist with Architectus, where her core role is to facilitate meaningful collaboration and effective communication between education communities and education designers (including architects, interior designers and landscape architects). Drawing on her experience as a tertiary educator, communications designer and researcher, Kellee clearly articulates the links between pedagogy and design, and identifies design opportunities for the physical learning environment to support and promote rich, diverse and connected learning and teaching experiences.

Kellee’s strategic practice is underpinned by doctoral research that examines the potential of interior environments to support new cultures of learning and teaching. Kellee has been a juror and panel chair for the Victorian Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE, formerly CEFPI), Educational Facilities Awards. Her ongoing involvement with A4LE includes the development of resources to promote collaboration between education and design communities.

Mr Mark van den Enden: Principal

Mark has extensive experience in large-scale educational and public developments that have combined urban design and architectural requirements.   

Mark has been instrumental in the development of multiple educational projects including the Growth Area Schools Project 2017-2018, Schools 2020 Project, Bayside Special School, Yarrabah Special School, Surf Coast Secondary College, Maribyrnong Sports High School, Yuille Park Community College, Bentleigh Secondary College, Marcellin College and Santa Maria College.



Tisha Lee: Director

Tisha is a Director of K2LD, a Melbourne and Singapore based Architecture and Interiors practice. She has over 20 years' experience across Educational, Residential and Civic Buildings; as well as teaching at university level. 

Tisha has managed a number of dedicated teams working on educational and community projects for both State Government and the Private Sector. Her long-standing involvement with the VSBA and the Victorian Education sector has seen Tisha collaborate with a plethora of educational advisors and strategists including, Julia Atkin, Fielding Nair, Ben Cleveland and Lisa Horton.

Throughout her career, Tisha’s expertise has been applied to all forms of educational work from small maintenance projects and interior refurbishments through to whole and multiple school sites. The most notable amongst these include the Broadmeadows and Bendigo Regeneration Projects in the early 2000’s, Kingston High School in Tasmania, through to the more recent Growth Areas Schools Project and the New Schools 2020 Project. 


This seminar provides one formal CPD point per hour on completion of set assessment. (Two formal points are available).


This event is sponsored by: 


Ticket Costs
A+ Members $70
Members $80
Graduate Member $40
SONA Member $30

Non Member $120


Australian Institute of Architects
Victorian Chapter
Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street Melbourne
T: 03 8620 3866 
E: vic@architecture.com.au



1. The Victorian Chapter has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event. 2. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise. 3. No cancellations or refunds two (2) working days prior to the event. 4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time.

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