A celebration of diversity.

Bringing health, wellness and diversity to the fore of this workplace for IDP Education has been recognised with the project winning gold for Interior Design, Education in the DrivenxDesign Awards, 2021.

IDP Education Ltd is a global leader in international education services, offering a global platform to guide students in their journey. Headquartered in Melbourne, the business has a rich history and has played a major role in the development of communities around the world.

IDP uniquely represents a range of people from diverse nationalities, backgrounds and personalities. These considerations, along with values of community, care, expertise and integrity shaped every aspect of the design.

The office is also designed to be future-proofed for the post-pandemic work environment, by fostering collaboration and promoting wellbeing, with best practice design in place to support employee health. The innovative and creative interiors are what landed IDP Education and Siren Design the 2021 DrivenxDesign Melbourne Design Gold Award for Interior Design in the education category.

IDP chose Siren as they believed the design firm would be a good match for their diverse needs. Siren’s values of ‘it’s what’s on the inside that matters’ was unique, and for IDP, they saw an exciting individuality and complexity to Siren’s designs, and the sense that the spaces created were filled with heart. IDP also has a commitment to gender balance, inclusivity, and driving positive change. As such, Siren’s all women management team was a drawcard, along with the company’s focus on sustainability in design.

“The design is anchored in the IDP brand values and community in order to create a space IDP can feel both comfortable in, and proud of. Underpinning this, sustainability of every product and material in the construction and furnishing of the project was a key priority and the fit-out was proudly designed to WELLS Platinum and Green Star 5 Star certification.”


Nicole Pollak, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Siren Design Melbourne

IDP’s commitment to their connected international community drove the design, with bridging moments of interaction and collaboration that were incorporated into the design and denoted by defined ceiling features, light and bursts of IDP’s brand colours, representing a user’s journey to their ultimate destination, along with textures, materiality and design features representing the diverse, global company.

The resulting workplace is an inclusive and collaborative workspace of the future. It’s a place where IDP’s people want to spend time together and are proud to call their workplace, enabling IDP’s people to flourish as individuals and as a global family.