The £2.5 million conversion project in Hoxton will transform a Grade II-listed Victorian schoolhouse into galleries, studios, a café and accommodation for artists.
A lightweight, two-storey rooftop extension - designed to echo a 'pile of fruit in a crate' - has also been incorporated in the scheme, designed for the cultural organisation aFoundation.
Now a conservation area, the Boundary Estate was the first social housing project in the country when it was created following the clearance of the Jago slum.
As a result, the practice has worked closely with heritage bodies on the Club Row development throughout the planning process.
Project architect Lance Routh said: '[Our] bold response has been strongly supported by English Heritage for delivering a clear reading of the historic building and creating exciting new architecture of a very high quality.'
He added: 'English Heritage recognises that architectural heritage, while often synonymous with conservation, is also about new and significant modern buildings and creating historic buildings for the future.'