Carter Williamson Architects

Grid Education

Burwood, 2018

2019 INDE Awards, The Influencer category – Honourable Mention
2018 Sustainability Awards – Shortlist

Burwood Girls High School runs a ‘Sustainable House’ subject as part of their Science Technology Engineering & Maths (STEM) programs. Carter Williamson is involved in the program by tutoring and judging sustainable house designs and models produced by the students. This relationship led to installation of an Educational Model of GRID, our pre-fabricated sustainable housing solution, in the school to deepen the students understanding of what it means to be sustainable.

In this application, GRID will be known to the students as GRID Education.

GRID Education  was installed at the school on one Saturday morning. Sustainable House will be used as part of the STEM program to engage the students in sustainability, and challenge the typical notion of home, as well as a classroom. It is our hope that this will inspire the students, encourage them to think more sustainably and lead to a demand for better pre-fabricated classrooms.