Urbis is committed to a fairer, smarter, more skilled Australia. Over the years and across all our fields of expertise we’ve worked on projects that expand equitable access to quality education, shape world-leading education precincts, and build the workforce of tomorrow.

Designing places of learning

Urbis teams have worked with governments, early childhood providers, schools and tertiary institutions to plan for and design education precincts, campuses and facilities in Australia and internationally.

Analysing education markets

We help public, Catholic and independent school systems, as well as tertiary institutions understand their student markets and anticipate future needs – driving the design of better schools and campuses, fit for purpose student accommodation, and the right supports and services.

Provisioning childcare

We support governments, employers and developers to understand and plan for the childcare needs of new and growing communities, helping unlock economic participation – especially for women.

Creating accessible pathways

Our teams work with clients to shape fairer access to quality education systems through accessible design, inclusive policies, programs and services – including for people with disability, Indigenous Australians, LGBTIQA+ people, disadvantaged communities and people in rural and remote Australia.

Building systems that work

We help education leaders understand how well education systems are working, including through measuring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of education institutions, programs and initiatives.

Shaping the skills of the future

We work with clients to connect learning to work, identifying, mapping and assessing how well our education and skills sectors prepare people for work – and meet the workforce needs of industry.