Client: Melbourne Indigenous Transition School

Project category: Education

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Status: Completed 2016


McIldowie Partners have been long term partners with the founders of MITS, Rick and Liz Tudor working over a period of years to find a property suitable for their vision.


The site eventually located in the Vaucluse on Richmond Hill included a 2 storey Victorian Mansion ‘Lockington’ and extensive garden area.


Retaining and restoring the original house, a new residence and communal spaces have now been constructed at the rear in the vernacular of a modern inner urban neighborhood.


The heart of the residence is the Central Community Fire Pit inherent to indigenous Australian culture, the space creates an environment for learning, discussion and storytelling.