The Montessori Learning Project: A True ‘Customer Leading’ Example

10 November 2022

A student’s connection to place is at the heart of the Montessori School experience. It’s no secret then, that product selection was a critical factor in designing a new $4 million Montessori learning facility in one of Australia’s largest growing regional areas – Caboolture.

In partnership with customer Towill Design Group, Stramit selected a range of products to ensure the facility reflected the school’s ethos of creating a ‘positive, peaceful learning experience’.

Ken King, Stramit Technical Specification Manager, said that the project was a great example of ‘customer leading’ by working side-by-side with the architects and the roofing contractor.

“The building’s design comprises eight classrooms, seven breakout spaces, and amenities across two storeys.

“Designed to ensure students truly connect with their learning environment, the school is designed to improve the learning experience as well as draw from the local natural environment.

“The design integrates internal and external learning spaces, as well as utilise sustainable inclusions such as natural ventilation and solar orientation.

“The school has also been designed to accommodate another four classrooms and flexible learning spaces, in anticipation for future demand,” he said.

“We supplied Premier 300 in UniCote® Lux Maple, as well as Speed Deck Ultra®, corrugated and perforated in COLORBOND® steel.

“The product selection in the right finishes was key to creating the learning environment that the school and architects were looking for,” he said.

Ken said that the project was a great example of keeping the direct and end customer’s needs in mind.

“This project was all about how the product supported the school’s aesthetics to create that functional, positive learning environment the architect and school was looking for.  

“We love working with the school’s architect, Towill Design Group, for that reason – they trust our advice and together, create amazing spaces that work well for all involved,” he said.

The project is due for completion and is scheduled to be open to students in 2023.