Project: Josiah College
Client: Josiah College
Architect: Hamilton Hayes Henderson Architects
Josiah College is a revolutionary school, Queensland’s first purpose built school for children with autism. The school was specifically designed to cater to primary school age children with autism. In an incredibly exciting development for parents, the school is perfectly designed for students with differing needs, from the architecture to the furniture, down to every sensory detail. The school provides a supportive environment, with intentionally small classes, specialist staff, and an autism-friendly version of the Australian curriculum. The custom built school was a two year collaboration between educators, architects and researchers at Bond University Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Josiah College is part of Emmanuel College, is partially funded by the Federal Government and will eventually be able to cater for 64 children from year 2 through to year 10.
The project scope of works generally consisted of the following:
- Site works including carpark, entry roads, ramps and stairs.
- Classroom Buildings 1 & 2 consisting of 4 x GLA’s.
- Refurbishment of existing modular building into Administration Building.
- COLA and covered links.
MDA Consulting Engineers were commissioned by Josiah College to provide the following building services design components for Stage 1:
- Mechanical Services
- Electrical Services
- Energex Connection Applications and Submissions
- NCC Section J Energy Compliance Review and Certification
MDA were also commissioned to provide Electrical Services for Stage 2 and Stage 3.