Ormiston College Year 11 Design students recently embarked on an excursion into Brisbane CBD. The day out was used as a fact-finding opportunity for their unit for Terms 2 and 3 which revolves around commercial design.

The day began at Queensland University of Technology with sketching workshops based on commercial design, led by a recent QUT Design Graduate. The students were given some great tips and tricks for sketching in their assignments. They also enjoyed touring practical design workshops on the campus.

The excursion then headed into King Street in Bowen Hills for a walking tour of the recent redevelopment of the land by the Royal Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland. The students were met by Urban Design and Development Manager, Craig Addley, who has been involved in many local, national and international projects throughout his career. He spoke to the students about some of the thinking behind King Street and how they can apply this thinking to their folios. Craig will also visit the classroom at the end of the project to see the results of the students’ work.

Upon conclusion of the excursion, the students had gained valuable insight into life in the Design Faculty, and experienced and explored a great example of urban renewal.

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