We are pleased to announce that our Trugo Place Aged Care Facility for Japara Healthcare has won two awards at the Design Matters National 2021 Building Design Awards! The facility took out the best Non-Residential Group Dwelling Design and the prestigious Past Presidents’ Award.  This is the second year in a row that we have won the Past Presidents’ award after our win last year for Killester College Performing Arts and Music Facility. We would like to thank Design Matters National and our project team who worked tirelessly to bring this building to life.


The new purpose-built aged care facility in Newport, Victoria, combines thoughtful design and natural elements to create a space that supports wellbeing and mental health, offering peace of mind for residents and their families. It takes its design cues from the local surroundings and the area’s rich history, and supports the wellbeing and mental health of the people who live and work there.


“Named after the popular local sport of Trugo, invented in the 1920s by local railway workers, Trugo Place is an aged care facility that has been designed with a vision of providing leading care while keeping residents connected to their local community,” says Alan Cubbon, principal at Crosier Scott Architects.


Completed in early 2021, this $34 million project represents a new way of designing aged care facilities by focusing more than ever on residents and staff. This innovative approach to aged care planning and design resulted in a facility that:

  • Encourages and supports inclusive, sustainable and vibrant living;
  • Addresses its context respectfully and sensitively, proudly celebrating its sense of place, landscape, and local history;
  • Provides high-level physical care and supports mental health outcomes for residents;
  • Is connected both physically and visually to nature and views; and
  • Provides a range of amenities and activities.


CSA’s focus on design principles and building materials that support wellbeing and mental health differentiates Trugo Place from other aged care facilities. According to Shilo de Bono, Associate – Practice Design Leader at Crosier Scott Architects: “The design of Trugo Place focuses on wellbeing and how the physical environment can support mental health. As soon as you walk in you notice the building has a light and spacious ambience, with views of landscaped gardens and nearby bushland. And the interior environments have been designed to be uplifting and welcoming.”


With neighbouring Newport Lakes as a backdrop, the site offers a beautiful bushland setting for the residents. “The floor plates are designed with a variety of views within and beyond the site, and the North aspect allowed us to maximise sun penetration, bringing sunlight deep into the building,” Shilo says. “Ultimately, we designed this home as a place we would be happy for our parents to reside in and feel happy and comfortable.”


Appealing to residents and their families, and its employees, the facility creates a sense of community and inclusivity, and this led to significant benefits for the client and owner – Japara – and the people who live and work in the building.

See here for more images and information about this project.


Architecture and Interior Design: Crosier Scott Architects

Photography: Emily Bartlett Photography



Construction starts at St Michael’s Primary School, North Melbourne.



After completing a number of smaller scale projects for St Michaels Primary School, over recent years, our latest and largest project to start on this site will be completed over two stages. It will eventually double the school’s student capacity, which is a diverse multicultural community that incorporates a transient group of students from the Royal Children’s Hospital nearby.  With an inner city land locked location, major road interface, limited available play space and historical buildings to consider, the existing fabric of the school has played an important role in our design response and in the selection of the construction technique required to realise the built form.


Stage 1 of the project includes 4 new indoor learning spaces and associated outdoor play spaces. Our design solution is to elevate the new building off the ground on a large concrete podium to create an undercroft that can be utilised as play space as well as creating a new rooftop play space. In order to achieve the design solution, fast track the works and have minimal impact on the day to day running of the school, a modular construction system will be used.


Stage 2 includes another 4 classrooms, with the design solution this time to reuse an existing building and add structure above whilst being sensitive to the adjacent heritage interface. Again we will be utilising modular construction.


Lloyd group have been awarded to contract to build stage 1. With a contract value of $4.4m it is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.


Builder: Lloyd Group

Modular Fabrication: PreBuilt

Killester College



We are thrilled to announce that Killester College Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility has been awarded a 2021 Commendation Award by the Association for Learning Environments – Australasia for New Construction/New Individual Facility under $8M. From the jury:


“Music Learning facility is the latest in a series of purpose-built facilities to cater for these. An iterative planning process refined through workshops, visits and assessment of context and site constraints identified the educational goal of providing a dynamic teaching, learning and performance environment. The priorities identified for the facility were that it would: complement the existing campus; support their progressive arts curriculum; provide a practical addition to accommodate a range of other activities; and enable flexibility for future needs or change in priorities.


The design is striking and entirely appropriate for music and dance. Visually stunning inside and out, the facility provides an exciting, vibrant environment through abstract patterns derived from musical notes incorporated in wall panels. There is ample evidence that the building design fulfils the goals and ambitions for the building, providing for specific learning, general amenities and adaptable and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces. Design elements that extend the use of the learning spaces beyond the performing arts are commendable. The ability to open up the agora to external landscaped areas to support different viewing and staging options is valuable and provides the opportunity for use of this space for the broader school community.


This is a sustainable building that uses space economically and efficiently incorporating environmentally sustainable elements. Attention is paid to design for ultimate acoustic performance. The site location exploited and celebrates the experience of arrival with a light-well providing natural light deep into the building.


The College has clearly articulated how valuable the indoor and outdoor learning spaces are to the whole school community throughout the day.”


Congratulations to all involved!


Photography: Casamento Photography


Builder: Harris HMC


More project info can be found Here

We are Hiring

We are hiring


Architectural Documenter – REVIT

We are looking to expand our team!

Crosier Scott Architects is an award winning and client focused design practice based in Hawthorn, Melbourne.

With a consistent volume of work across multiple sectors including Education, Seniors Living, Retail, Hospitality, Residential and Government projects, we are looking for a motivated individual who will embrace this opportunity and is available for an immediate start.


  • Architectural Documenter with advanced Revit skills, strong detailing knowledge and ability to work in a team environment.
  • A proven track record (5 years minimum) in documenting from concept development through to detailed construction documentation.
  • Additional skills an advantage (AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch Up and Lumion).
  • Extensive experience in the detailed documentation of Educational (State and Catholic) and Seniors Living Projects will be highly regarded.
  • Australian experience and knowledge of Building Codes and Regulations is essential.
  • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload & meet deadlines.



  • You will be surrounded by an experienced, friendly and supportive team.
  • Permanent long-term prospects for career growth, training and development with an exceptional practice. (Staff longevity in the practice is an average of 10.5 years.)
  • The salary offered will be indicative of your skill set and level of expertise and is geared to attract a quality individual.
  • This position will see you working on a range of high-quality design projects in a role where your technical skills will be highly regarded.
  • This is an outstanding opportunity that would ideally suit someone with comprehensive all-round experience where everyone pitches in, understanding the “boots and all” philosophy of a medium sized but highly effective business.


Please email the following to

  • Cover letter
  • CV with references
  • Folio samples that best illustrates your work(max 12mb please or link to folio)
  • Drawings that best illustrate your skills in Detailed Construction Documentation using Revit.

Construction Commences for Croydon Community School


Crosier Scott Architects are delighted to announce that construction on Croydon Community School commences today.

This brand new secondary school, located on the site of the former Croydon Melba College – Junior Campus, will feature an Administration wing, Wellbeing Centre, Town Hall, and Classrooms including Science, Food Tech, Physical Education and Technology facilities.

With a budget of $15m, construction is expected to be completed by mid-2022. We look forward to working with McCorkell Constructions and the VSBA to see this project come to life!


Killester College



Crosier Scott are pleased to announce our success at the 2020 Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) for the project at Killester College, Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility.

Winning 2 awards the first being for the category of Public buildings / structures and the 2nd being awarded for the National Design Memorial Award.  

An outstanding new Performing Arts Centre purpose built to support the school’s flourishing arts curriculum through the provision of a dynamic learning and performance environment.

Our success is owed to our hard working staff of designers and documenters, contractors and consultants.  Thank you to Killester College for entrusting us with a wonderful design solution.

Taken from the Winning Design Publication

Photography:  Casamento Photography

Builder: Harris HMC

St Peter Chanel Primary School



Crosier Scott Architects are  thrilled with their success at the 2020 annual Learning Environments Australasian (Chapter: VIC/TAS) awards.

The Refurbishment of the Learning and Administration Building at St Peter Chanel Primary School picked up an award for ‘Small Projects Under AU$2m’.

A big thank you goes out to our hard working designers, contractors and consultants.  A special mention to the principal and staff members at St Peter Chanel Primary School, for the collaboration of ideas and entrusting us towards a successful outcome.


Media taken from Awards video


Photography:  Casamento Photography

Builder:  City Living Property Services Pty Ltd

Killester College



Killester College

Crosier Scott Architects were thrilled to learn about not only one win but two wins at last night’s 2020 Design Matters Awards.

The new Performing Arts & Music Learning Facility at Killester College won Best Non-Residential – Commercial Building over $2M AND the prestigious Past Presidents’ Award. Congratulations to our hard working team and all involved with the winning design, our client Killester College for their wonderful partnership and of course Design Matters!

The latest addition to Killester College’s campus is a striking new Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility, purpose built to support the school’s flourishing arts curriculum through the provision of a dynamic learning and performance environment. The new building and surrounding landscape works complement the existing campus and provide a meaningful, practical and pragmatic addition to the school that accommodates a flexible range of activities.


Taken from the Awarded Publication



Photography:  Casamento Photography

Builder: Harris HMC



Mary Mackillop

Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College


Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College

Construction is underway at Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha. Pictured, aerial view of the New Classroom Building.

Crosier Scott Architects in conjunction with Searle Bros Building Contractors are overseeing the construction.

Client:  Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College

Builder:  Searle Brothers Building Contractors

Video:  Alan Cubbon, Crosier Scott Architects

Music:  The Verve, Bitter Sweet Symphony 


Ego Pharmaceuticals Greencore Project Commences


Ego Pharmaceuticals is expanding plant area, on it’s Braeside site.  The brief for this Greencore project calls for additional HVAC systems, as well as provisions for other future projects such as solar & battery power, electrical distribution boards, and data cabinets to allow Ego to continue it’s Industry 4.0 transformation.

The first stage of Construction commences at the Greencore site.  The laborious workload for the initial few weeks is concrete cutting, hammering and excavating, along with noise, fumes and dust.  The most recent works to have occurred is the concrete pour of 111 cubic metres for the lift/tower crane plus footings and tie beams for the project.  Just the lift/tower crane pictured, holds approximately 70 cubic metres of concrete.

Crosier Scott is proud to collaborate  with Aspekt Construction Group and Ego Pharmaceuticals on another exciting project.