Higher Education R+D

We have designed a number of innovative university environments for learning, teaching and researching that have involved R+D studies, particularly around academic workspace

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    Education
  • Services R+D

This has included developing a range of spaces for social working that brings together often disparate groups of academics, through to mentoring clusters and spaces for quiet, solo working

Our R+D and design work in this field has led to us being founder members and a trustee of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum, HEDQF

Examples of our higher education projects

Jennie Lee Building for the Open University
Jennie Lee Building: a landmark building for three academic departments to work together
Interior of Jennie Lee Building: Interactive bridges encouraging academic interaction
The sculptural potential of standardised products
Layers of fritting add texture to standardised building products
A blend of capped and structural glazing systems with texture softens the learning environment
STEAMhouse, Eastside Locks, Birmingham
STEAMhouse, Eastside Locks, Birmingham: central hub
Molecular Sciences Research Hub, Imperial West: central atrium
Molecular Sciences Research Hub, Imperial West: labs overlooking central atrium
Centre for Collaborative Construction Research, Loughborough University
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