School of Thought


There is a general school of thought in Australlia that design is split into distinct disciplines and you practise one or the other depending on what skill you acquired at university. In schools though, our children are being taught to adapt, be resilient, flexible and open to collaborating – as these are important strengths for their future.

These qualities have always been a strong part of the Nexus Designs philosophy and our collaborative approach to design is beautifully depicted in this multi-faceted project for an independent Melbourne secondary school. With multiple design disciplines in the one studio we have always enjoyed the flexibility to adapt and extend a concept across a variety of spaces, places and needs.

In the end it’s all about communication – whether recognising donors through a sculptural installation, placemaking information for students, interior workspaces, furnishings and artwork placement for staff and visitor areas, or branding and publication design for prospective and existing families – it all comes down to good design principles and the competence to adapt them across a client’s full scope of needs.

Nexus Designs in collaboration with Fallon Image Design
Photography: Parallax Photography & Andrew Curtis Photography


Merit Award — Donation Recognition
Nexus Designs in Collaboration with Fallon Image Design
SEGD Design Awards, 2009


  • Interior Design
  • Finishes & Fittings Selection
  • Space Planning
  • Custom Joinery
  • Interior Colour Palette
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Brand Development
  • Artwork Placement
  • Publication Design
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Signage