The Melbourne School of Design is running a month-long exhibition showcasing the latest evidence and expert advice about designing, developing and sustaining schools as community hubs to enhance education, health and social connection.

Is your local school a community hub? Could it offer more to students, families and community members as critical neighbourhood infrastructure?  How can we improve the design of school facilities and extend their use to enhance community connection, wellbeing and resilience?

In the next decade, to match population growth, Australia will build hundreds of new schools and extend existing ones – presenting a major opportunity to apply new knowledge about how the built environment can support stronger communities and better education.

This exhibition showcases the latest evidence and expert advice about developing and sustaining schools as community hubs.


Monday 18 July – Friday 26 August
10am–4pm Monday–Friday


Dulux Gallery, Ground Floor,
Glyn Davis Building,
University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

What’s on

Expert panel discussions and lunchtime presentations.

Exhibition created and curated by the research team and partners in the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Building Connections: Schools as Community Hubs.


Head to the MSD booking page for more information about dates, speakers and booking links.