McIldowie Partners


McIldowie Partners



" A futuristic state-of-the-art fit for purpose new building, designed to enhance and maximise the learning experience for the children, a wonderful new School facility that reflects the current trends of workplace activation and flexible working.”

A big nod to the designers and architects, McIldowie Partners for collaborating closely with the school and howgroup to ensure that all the furniture and joinery is designed to support a flexible and modular workplace. The design enables a flexible layout, that can be adjusted to all teaching needs . The physical space reflects the school’s advanced learning philosophy and inspires students. howgroup wishes to acknowledge and thank McIldowie Partners and MLC for the excellent collaboration throughout the stages of the project.

As part of the project all parties agreed to design and manufacture a prototype room to test some new education design ideas. Our key user groups tried out flexible furniture options to see if it fits vision of the new building. This process resulted in several changes to the furniture scale & design as well as function, resulting in a custom approach of great success.

This new building and the internal environment will set new standards in education design. MLC is a learning environment designed for students to be inspired to achieve their visions and goals.


MLC Dr wood Learning Centre


Melbourne Grammar School