Kambala Sports Precinct & Auditorium

The greening of a heritage campus in Sydney delivers flexible new sports and learning spaces with minimal increase to the footprint.

Identifying an opportunity to unlock the constrained Rose Bay campus, this project involves excavating the existing school field and developing a multi-purpose 2-court arena and auditorium. The increased capacity enables whole-school assemblies for the first time, and delivers new flexible learning, strength and conditioning spaces and fresh new amenities.

The linchpin is using the steep site to cantilever a synthetic sports field as a roof above the new hall, and removing ad-hoc prior building extensions, thereby opening up significant new green space and sightlines campus-wide, including a renewal of the main entry forecourt. 

Crucially, historic Tivoli House, once the heart of the campus, will regain curtilage and view corridors unseen for decades. Originally constructed in 1834 Tivoli House is a significant example of the Federation Arts and Crafts Style in Sydney. 

As stage one of a larger program, this project unlocks other significant campus works from the school’s masterplan. Its focus on innovation and resilience will apply to all future projects on this historic Sydney campus. 

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to holistically reshape this campus and future-proof its education offering.

Michael Heenan, Director, CEO

Project Facts


Cadigal & Birrabirragal Country, Rose Bay, NSW


Kambala School


Architecture, Interior Design




2021, WAF Awards, Future Projects – Education, Highly Commended

Key Contacts

Michael Heenan
Director, CEO View profile

Michael Jones
Studio Lead View profile