Kathleen Lumley College including Amenities Wing, Residential Wing, Master's Residence, Central and Front Gardens, Transformer Building, Southern Boundary Walls and Gates


111-124 MacKinnon Parade. 51 Finniss Street NORTH ADELAIDE

The College is an outstanding representative of twentieth century Australian Regionalism, and an important project from prominent South Australian architects, Dickson & Platten, who are credited with developing a local adaptation of modernism. The buildings are noteworthy from the architectural qualities of scale, craftsmanship and detailing, and for their expressive use of materials. The relationship of buildings around a central courtyard demonstrates a high degree of integration of architecture and landscape, characteristic of progressive architectural projects of this era, and critical to the work of Dickson & Platten. Designed by Newell Platten, the College was a landmark project for the firm as a demonstration of its innovative handling of medium density residential work, and the forerunner of Platten's influential work on that typology for the South Australian Housing Trust. The College siting, overlooking and visually connecting with the University of Adelaide Sports Grounds, is also a significant continuation of University Colleges located on the Adelaide Parklands frontages, and an exemplary use of this valued public edge. The College has been well maintained, and improvements have been carried out with sensitivity to the original fabric and garden, and in consultation with the architects.