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RIBA Awards winners 2014: Schools

19-Jun-2014 | By Yeoryia Manolopoulou

RIBA Awards have been handed to four schools - a building type that symbolises our highest valuess says Yeoryia Manolopoulou


Kingswood School by Mitchell Taylor Workshop

14-Mar-2014 | By Simon Gould

Class of 2014: Kingswood School humanities building, Bath by Mitchell Taylor Workshop


Enterprise South Liverpool Academy by BDP

14-Mar-2014 | By Sue Emms

Class of 2014: Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, Liverpool by BDP


Port Glasgow Community Campus by Archial NORR

14-Mar-2014 | By Kevin Cooper

Class of 2014: Port Glasgow Community Campus, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, by Archial NORR


Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

14-Mar-2014 | By Paul Monaghan

Class 2014: Burntwood School, Wandsworth, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris


Chobham Academy by AHMM

29-Nov-2013 | By

AHMM has applied its trademark futureproofing to this school, located at the heart of the former Olympic Village, writes Rory Olcayto. Photography by Tim Soar


Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist: Montpelier Nursery by AY Architects


AY Architects has been named among the finalists for this year’s Stephen Lawrence Prize


Attention to details: The Hayes Primary School by Hayhurst and Co

2-Sep-2013 | By

Hayhurst and Co’s Croydon expansion makes the case for fresh approaches to school design, says Felix Mara. Photography by Kilian O’Sullivan


The thinking man’s BSF

29-Aug-2013 | By

AOC’s south London school extension demonstrates the power of teamwork, integrity and above all, thoughtfulness, writes Rory Olcayto. Photography by Timothy Soar


Off with the motley: Langley Hall Primary Academy by AOC

29-Aug-2013 | By Geoff Shearcroft

AOC’s Geoff Shearcroft explains how the practice converted a motley Grade II-listed hall into a more energy-efficient free primary school. Photography by David Grandorge


RIBA Awards 2013: Schools

12-Jun-2013 | By

The number of RIBA National Awards for schools is up by more than 150 per cent on last year, while the regional tally is much the same, with one more project


The Wright stuff: Newlands School by Wright & Wright

8-Mar-2013 | By

Wright & Wright’s school for boys with behavioural problems shows architecture with a serious purpose matters, writes Rory Olcayto. Photography by James Brittain


Nursery School, Berriozar, Navarre, Spain


Javier Larraz, Inigo Beguiristain and Inaki Bergera


Scotland’s best school: Holmes Miller's Heathfield Primary

29-Nov-2012 | By Neil Baxter

[School design] The skilful mix of new and old at Heathfield Primary won it a commendation in this year’s Doolan Prize, writes Neil Baxter. Photography by Andrew Lee


Oval teenies: dRMM’s Four Dwellings Primary School

29-Nov-2012 | By

[School design] Prefabricated engineered timber lends itself to an unusual elliptical layout at dRMM’s Four Dwellings Primary School in Birmingham, part of the BSF framework


Reschooling Oldham: Aedas

29-Nov-2012 | By Greg Pitcher

[School design] Aedas’ four Oldham schools were among the last BSF schemes to escape the axe. The programme’s scale, budget and civic ambition are unlikely to be seen again. Greg Pitcher goes back to class


Constructing the team: Patel Taylor's Lowther Primary School

29-Nov-2012 | By Patel Taylor

[School design] The client’s ambitious vision underpinned our masterplan for Lowther Primary School, writes Patel Taylor director Andrew Taylor. Photography by Tim Soar

Kingston Business School by Hawkins\Brown

School authority

12-Jul-2012 | By David Howarth

Hawkins\Brown’s confident Kingston Business School plays a central role in re-organising a campus of ad hoc buildings, says David Howarth. Photography by Hufton+Crow

Bushbury Hills School by Architype Architects

Passivhaus primary schools: Bushbury Hills by Architype Architects


Architype was determined to prove that Passivhaus certification need not cost more, nor limit architectural expression

West Drayton Primary School, London Borough of Hillingdon, by The Architects Practice

West Drayton Primary School, London Borough of Hillingdon, by The Architects Practice


Updates to this west London primary school show how multiple problems can be solved with one thoughtful solution, writes The Architects Practice’s Simon Foxell

Lanterns Children\'s Centre, Winchester

Six simple rules to good school design


Hampshire County Council on how they’ve stayed at the forefront of school design since architect Colin Stansfield Smith joined in the 70s


BDP unveils baseline-busting Liverpool arts college

8-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] BDP has completed this 1,100 pupil school in Liverpool - built for £70/m2 less than the government’s current schools target

Bell Phillips Skinners School

Bell Phillips reveals £3.75m school extension

6-Oct-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Bell Phillips Architects has submitted these plans for a new arts and literature building at Skinners’ School in Tunbridge Wells

Buckley Gray Yeoman

Buckley Gray Yeoman completes East London school addition

23-Sep-2014 | By

Buckley Gray Yeoman has completed a new 600m² building for Forest School in Walthamstow, London


ADP extends listed school chapel

15-Sep-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] ADP has added an extension to this grade II-listed school chapel in Leatherhead, Surrey

Ryder Architecture\'s Anderson High School

Ryder submits plans for £40m rural Shetland school

7-May-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Ryder Architecture has submitted plans for this 16,000m secondary school in Lerwick, in the Shetland Isles

Fraser Brown Mackenna

Fraser Brown Mackenna unwraps cor-ten clad classrooms

3-Apr-2014 | By

Fraser Brown Mackenna has completed this £1.2 million classroom block at Carshalton Boys Sports College, in South London


Haverstock's Streatham Hill Special Needs school opens doors

13-Mar-2014 | By

Haverstock has completed this Special Needs school in Streatham Hill, South London


Avanti completes Mile End special needs school

5-Dec-2013 | By

Avanti Architects’ £8 million school for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties near Mile End has officially opened

Alan Dunlop

Alan Dunlop to extend autism school in Glasgow

15-Nov-2013 | By

Glasgow-based Alan Dunlop to build 1,000m² of additional residential space, respite accommodation and classrooms for children’s charity

Orkidstudio\'s Mutende school project near Chingola, Zambia

Orkidstudio unwraps Zambia school

17-Oct-2013 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA]  UK-based humanitarian design outfit Orkidstudio has completed this £35,000 school project near Chingola, Zambia


BIG completes Danish sports hall

8-Aug-2013 | By

Danish architecture outfit BIG has completed this school sports hall with an undulating roof close to Copenhagen


Jessop and Cook completes 'playful' classroom block

1-Aug-2013 | By

Jessop and Cook Architects has built this £254,000 classroom for St Mary’s Infant School in Witney, Oxfordshire


Astudio’s Raine’s Foundation School overhaul completes

18-Jun-2013 | By

Richard Hyams’ practice Astudio has completed the £22 million overhaul and extension of the Raine’s Foundation School in Bethnal Green


Nicholas Hare completes science block for west London school

19-Mar-2013 | By

Nicholas Hare Architects’ science building at St Paul’s School in Barnes, has welcomed its first students


Associated Architects unveils riverside school refurb Video

17-Mar-2013 | By

Associated Architects has completed the £20m redevelopment of Yarm School, in Stockton on Tees