Paynter Dixon Queensland were awarded the Kirwan State High School project before Christmas in 2013, with construction scheduled to commence in January 2014. The project involved the construction of a new 3 storey classroom accommodation building, providing the school 20 new general learning areas and support space for 30 teachers. The L-shaped building addressed a prominent corner of the site and established a strong street presence for the school. The southern edge of the building is more open, overlooking and connecting with the rest of the school campus. In response to the northern heat and wet season rains, the building’s circulation is internalised; generously wide corridors are glazed at the building’s edge to provide visual links to the campus. Safety as well as impacts of construction on the operations of the school were an integral part of the management plans developed for the Kirwan State High School project. Paynter Dixon worked closely with Education Queensland to ensure existing school facilities remained operational, with minimal interruptions throughout the duration of the project.