Wilson Architects has extensive experience in master planning and whole-campus design. We have designed over 50 education and public master plans.

The success of all of our projects is founded in an evidence-based approach to planning. We look at learning places as a spectrum of engaging spaces, from teacher-led to student-directed. We apply our research findings to every education project.

Our public planning projects draw on our expertise in landscape architecture, urban design and our strong understanding of a community’s social, cultural and economic needs.

We have worked on the following master plans across Australia and internationally:

University MasterplanS:

James Cook University

  • JCU Townsville Verandah Walk (2017)
  • JCU Townsville Pedagogical Plan (2012)
  • JCU Singapore Master Plan Study (2012)

Australian National University, Canberra

  • Library Masterplan (2017)

University of South Australia

  • UniSA Teaching Infrastructure Masterplan (2016)
  • UniSA Library Masterplans (2015)
  • Jeffrey Smart Library (Education Consultant, 2014)

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

  • QUT Kelvin Grove Education Precinct planning + new building (2016-2018)
  • QUT Gardens Point SciTech Precinct Masterplanning & subsequent Science and Engineering Centre (2008 - 2013)
  • QUT Kelvin Grove Library Masterplan (2008)
  • QUT Gardens Point Library Masterplan (2005)

University of Queensland

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Library; Duhig Library Masterplan & Refurbishment (1995, 2017)
  • UQ Student Residences Precinct planning + new building (2015-2017)
  • Biological Library Precinct + refurbishment (2007)
  • Collaborative Teaching and Learning Centre (CTLC) (2005)
  • Ipswich Campus Library (2002)
  • Architecture Library (2001)
  • Law Library (1999)

King’s College, University of Queensland

  • Building Fabric Audit (2013)
  • College Masterplan (2011 + 2013)

School Masterplans: 

  • Belconnen High School Modernisation, ACT Government Masterplan (2016)
  • Brisbane Grammar School Masterplan (2007)
  • Brisbane Boys College Masterplans (2012, 2015, 2017)
  • Brisbane Boys College; Boarding House Precinct Masterplan & Refurbishments (2015, 2017)
  • Carmichael College, Brisbane Masterplan (2016)
  • Lourdes Hill College, Brisbane Masterplan (current) 
  • Mueller College, Brisbane Masterplan (2015)
  • Oakleigh State School, Brisbane Masterplan (2018)
  • Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide Masterplan (2015)
  • Queensland Academies of Science Mathematics & Technology, Masterplan (2018) 
  • Redlands College, Brisbane Masterplan (2017)
  • Ripley Providence State School & High School, Queensland Masterplan and whole-of-school design (2018)
  • St Peter’s College, Adelaide Masterplan (2012 + 2018)
  • St Andrew’s Anglican College, Sunshine Coast Masterplan (2015 + 2018)
  • Townsville Grammar School Masterplan (2011)
  • West End State School, Brisbane Masterplan (2015)

    University of Tasmania

    • City Libraries Collocation Feasibility Study/ Masterplan (2016)

      Central Queensland University, Rockhampton

      • Library Masterplan + Refurbishment (2011)

      Bond University, Gold Coast

      • Library refurbishment + extension (2009)
      • Library and collaborative learning masterplan (2006)

      Monash University, Melbourne

      • First Year Engineering Learning Centre and Active Teaching & Learning space feasibilities (2012)
      • Lecture Theatre review on Clayton Campus (2012)

      Deakin University, Victoria

      • Library Masterplan (2006)
      • Waterfront Place Campus
      • Waurn Ponds Campus
      • Burwood Campus

      McGill University, Montreal

      • Humanities and Social Sciences Library Masterplan (2006)

      Pimlico Tafe, Townsville

      • Masterplan (2016)

      University of South Pacific, Fiji

      • Laucala Campus Library Masterplan & Redesign (2017)

      University of Sydney

      • Fisher Library Masterplan (2001)


        Cultural Centre Masterplans:

        • Adderton: House of Mercy Rejuvenation masterplan and refurbishment (2017)
        • The Moreton Club, Master Plan (2017)
        • Stanthorpe Regional Council Library and Art Gallery masterplan and refurbishment (2005, 2016)
        • Old Redcliffe Fire Station Redevelopment, now Community Arts Precinct masterplan and refurbishment (2014), Moreton Bay Regional Council


        Public Masterplans:

        • Beenleigh Town Square Redevelopment (2016), Logan City Council
        • Caboolture Town Square Redevelopment (2013), Moreton Bay Regional Council
        • James Cook University, South Node Precinct / Verandah Walk, Townsville (2017)

        Feature Projects:

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        West End State School Masterplan

        “Wilson Architects really listened to the community feedback, and as a result, the plan they designed was so wonderfully received.” 

        Judy Thompson, past Principal
        West End State School


        Adderton, Mercy Heritage Centre Masterplan & Rejuvenation

        The Master Plan transforms the site, dating back to 1858, into a community hub that celebrates and encourages the human spirit.

        “Through the master plan, Wilson Architects have made this site, which is critical to Brisbane’s history, accessible and supportive of the visitor experience – totally transforming how the site is read.” 

        Alice-Anne Boylan, Mercy Centre Director