Siena College, Camberwell now boasts a new front entry to the College campus, in their historic 1930s convent building.
The college reception now holds prime position on the campus and presents a new welcoming entrance to the school grounds in the refurbished convent and cloister building. The convent is also home to new administration offices, principal’s office, a board room and heritage room. The new offices open to brick cloisters, which overlook the central landscaped courtyard.
The 1930s convent and cloister building was once home to the Dominican nuns who founded the school. Elements of their history have been preserved in the board room and heritage room, where contrasting floorboards denote their old sleeping quarters.
The project included the refurbishment of the west wing cloister and upgraded accessibility to the building, achieved by raising the cloister flooring and adding a lift to the rear of the building. The matching cloister flooring and central pedestrian path guides you from Riversdale Road to the convent entrance.
“It has been a great pleasure to continue working with WRA from our 2013 initial musings on where to go next with our master plan.” Ms Gaynor Robson – Garth, Principal, Siena College