Sectors / Education


Working collaboratively with clients and stakeholders, we use our deep understanding of new pedagogies, student experience, wellbeing and future flexibility to create stimulating learning environments. Our architectural teams are often supported by our complementary services.

We design and deliver higher education environments in innovative ways to host online and face-to-face teaching, student support and a multitude of social activities. Our portfolio ranges from academic buildings, specialist and research facilities, libraries and student accommodation to estates strategies and masterplans.

From the big idea to efficient operation, we help universities to adapt to new ways of working and support their commitment to provide world-class education and research in inspirational buildings and spaces.

University projects

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News & thoughts


The Beatrice Shilling Building

The Beatrice Shilling Building houses Royal Holloway, University of London’s Department of Electronic Engineering.

Inside, the next-generation of scientists and engineers are encouraged to develop a ‘creativity-first’ approach to learning and research. Unsurprisingly, the building plays a key supporting role, but don’t take our word for it…

Talking Spaces

Reinventing a Temple of Information

What is a library beyond books? Is a building ever finished? And should we ever build new? It’s digital vs physical, new vs old. Listen to our podcast to hear all about the University of Reading Library’s £40m refurbishment.

Universities Clients

  • Bournemouth University
  • Brunel University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • Combined Universities in Cornwall
  • De Montfort University
  • Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Keele University
  • Middlesex University
  • New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Open University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Swansea University
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Derby
  • University of Kent
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Southampton
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Wales Trinity St David
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Westminster

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