NBRS Architecture selected Spectrum Floors’ Granito rubber flooring product for the rebuild of the new Armidale state high school in New South Wales.

Armidale state high school is a complex connecting indoor and outdoor learning areas for 1500 students in New South Wales.

Rubber flooring is an ideal material for the education sector ranking from High Schools and Universities to Early Learning Centres and Tafe institutes.



Spectrum’s Granito rubber flooring was chosen for its characteristics that met the needs and requirements of the design and performance. This quality rubber product offered the performance required for the busy campus. In addition to the product qualities it was available to meet the critical timing on this project.

Granito rubber flooring is GECA certified which means the product has been assessed to meet environmental, human health and ethical impact criteria. Granito has low VOC (Volatile organic compounds) for a healthier air quality. It is a highly durable product to meet the requirements for this type of flooring area.

GECA certification removes doubt and confusion and makes identifying environmentally and socially preferable products easier.



NBRS Architecture designed a state of the art, environmentally aware, community connected new secondary school for the NSW Department of Education on a large site first established in 1921.

The new high school combines Armidale High and Duval High Schools and will accommodate approximately 1500 students. It was designed and built combining the heritage section at the front and new buildings wrapping around the great open gathering/socialising areas in between.

The focus of the design was on creating an environment for well-being of all students through connecting indoor and outdoor learning areas that allow seamless transitioning between different learning scenarios.

Compliments to NBRS Architecture on the completion of this important building.