By Macella Salzmann   4 Sep 2021

Two local high schools have been brought together to create a new, purpose-built Armidale Secondary College. It is a 1580 student campus which boasts state-of-the-art flexible learning spaces and specialist subject facilities. Central to the site layout is the original 100-year-old Armidale High School building. It has been lovingly restored & fittingly is now a creative & performing arts focus as the new school revolves around it.

A campus not only for the students of Armidale and New England, but the wider community too. Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said, “To have our state's leader and deputy leader coming to open our new school speaks volumes for the importance of not just this occasion for our region but the significance of this school in rural and regional NSW”.

The NBRS team led by Director of Design, Andrew Duffin Education Studio Principal, Macella Salzmann, as well as the teams from landscape, interiors & heritage have put great care into a design which tells the story of the unique Armidale environment and context.

On day 1 of term 1 2021 it is so exciting to see the students and community loving their new school.

Macella Salzmann

Principal, Sector Lead - Education

“Architecture is a form of communication unlike any other.”