The practice was commissioned to create more accommodation space at the James Lighthill House Annex.
The resulting scheme has seen the office squeeze 20 more residential units on to a site where, it claims, 'nobody thought it was possible'.
'The trick in this case is to build a new building in a narrow strip of land behind an existing student housing building,' a spokesman for the practice said.
'This creates a new landscaped quadrangle for the new and existing buildings, while still providing adequate natural light and privacy to each.'
It is expected that tenders will be invited in September.