Radford College

Radford College

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The recently completed Senior School building project at Radford College in Canberra, ACT, commenced in May 2012. After a period of careful research and planning, award winning architects Cox Humphries Moss met the brief that included highly flexible, interactive and technologically innovative spaces that will meet the needs of individual students, small groups in self-directed study, classrooms, year cohorts and even the entire Senior School.

A key design feature of the wall panels to the auditorium are the perforated timber panels to the walls. This was a challenging project......no two panels were the same size, multiple colours, and individual programming required for every panel.


Acoustically, the acoustics are brilliant. Aesthetically, they are a combine to form a pleasing palette of veneered and painted panels in a variety of colours and finishes.


The Deputy Principal of the college said “we struck gold with these panels! As a former Art teacher, I can say these panels are truly a work of art”. The new Senior School Building was officially opened by the Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, pictured being welcomed by the Principal,Mr Phillip Heath. The new building was officially opened by the Governor General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO.

In her speech, the Governor General said “I congratulate Rodney Moss and the team from Cox, Humphries, Moss, for their design which has given Radford a building that is flexible to the needs of today’s students and educators, and sensitive to the surrounding environment. These distinguished architects had a tough brief, and they have created delightful spaces conducive to learning, to enjoyment, of a sense of wellbeing, elegant opportunities, light...”

Decor Systems machined all panels in-house using their state of the art equipment. Delivery was on time and to the highest standard. Panels were installed using the Decor http://www.decorsystems.com.au/ ensuring a streamlined, cutting edge look – truly a ‘work of art’!.