Thomas Carr College

Smith & Tracey Architects

$9 Million

Time Frame
April 2016 – Sept 2017

This exciting project consisted of three main buildings/work areas as designated below to be performed at the existing school site at 35 Thomas Carr Drive, Tarneit.

Performing Arts Centre – Construction of a new state of the art Performing Arts Centre connected to the existing Gymnasium which includes:

  • Auditorium to seat 500 people including all of the latest technical production equipment for sound and lighting
  • Additional performance/practice  spaces for both drama and music
  • Drama rooms and backstage facilities
  • Soundproofed music rooms and recording studio
  • Staff office spaces and amenities
  • Extensive architectural finishes feature throughout the building including acoustic wall paneling, timber look wall paper, and laminated wall and ceiling panels.

Gymnasium – Extension of the current Gymnasium to double the size of the existing building to include:

  • 2 full size basketball courts
  • Retractable spectator seating
  • New weights room
  • New physical education classroom
  • Updated sound and lighting  including new motorised scoreboards
  • Update of existing amenities

Administration Building – Full strip out, refurbishment and extension to the current Administration block over two levels including:

  • New Reception, waiting area and interview rooms
  • Board room and meeting rooms
  • A mixture of enclosed and open plan office spaces
  • Updated staff amenities, lounge area and kitchen facilities