The procurement method was instrumental in the success of a highly bespoke project combining two schools on one inner-city site
Hayhurst and Co’s remodelling of the Pegasus Academy in Croydon brings together years of piecemeal architecture into a coherent whole
All eyes are on the newly opened Whitmore Park Primary School in Coventry, the first completion under the government’s Priority School Building Programme. Has design quality been sacrificed by budget cuts?
Hopkins’ greatest skill is in creating contextual rather than iconic architecture, and its new school buildings next to Lutyens’ Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute put this to the test
Pie Architecture’s individual reworking of a 1970s primary school is notable for its careful attention to the needs of the classroom
Walters & Cohen overcame considerable site constraints to create Wembley Primary School with large courtyards at its heart to bring the community together
Raphael Zuber’s innovative school building in Grono, Switzerland is a lesson in what creative practices can achieve in a conducive industry culture
Erect Architecture’s joyful reinvention of a nursery building in South Norwood, London, has a lot to teach us about working with existing buildings and systems, says Oliver Wainwright
With its individual timber-clad classrooms, Dartington Primary School in Devon by White Design blends into the rural landscape while creating one of the greenest schools in the UK.
The flexibility of the Flemish system enabled Maccreanor Lavington to branch out into a new sector with its generous yet understated nursery and primary school in Heverlee village
Elliott School was one of LCC’s finest post-war comprehensives, but had its fair share of problems. When an ambitious redevelopment was announced, former pupils led a mutiny to save the buildings they loved. Five years later Chloe McCulloch returns to assess the results
With a striking bespoke design and a passionate client, this extension to a Roman Catholic girls’ school shows educational buildings can’t always fit the mould
A pragmatic yet innovative approach to a school refurbishment in Birmingham points towards the future of educational institutions in these straitened times
Paul Monaghan and Andrew O’Donnell of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris discuss the use of prefabrication at the practice’s £16.9m Dagenham Park School.
Penoyre & Prasad’s Wren Academy in north London specialises in the built environment, meaning that the building itself is a teaching aid
AOC’s extension to a south London girls’ school opens up its defensive design with a glass entrance and uses striking brick signage to emphasise its presence
City of Westminster College, the Learning & Skills Council’s last grand vision, leaves a dramatic monument to a bygone age.
DEGW is leading a research project on the spatial implications of personalised learning principles, and how architects can embody them in their school designs.
The renovation of the University of Sussex’s arts centre transforms the space beyond an education facility to a fully fledged performance venue
Sheppard Robson’s Bristol Life Sciences building comprises a sober street facade that apes Georgian townhouse vernacular; and a dramatic, industrial laboratory elevation that ripples like a giant metallic wave. Ike Ijeh reports
Building designed as a gateway to the campus
Newnham Court’s postgraduate homes continue Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture’s successful relationship with the University of Cambridge
Grafton Architects’ buildings for Limerick University demonstrate the practice’s theory of placemaking
Richard Murphy and RPP Architects have worked to provide a sociable environment designed to counter postgraduate isolation
Veiled in translucent glass, Steven Holl’s new building for the Glasgow School of Art stands in sharp contrast with its eminent neighbour over the road
LSE student centre boldly introduces a faceted sculptural form into the dense urban grain of central London
Architecture Research Unit has kicked off the remodelling of London Metropolitan University’s Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design with a bold revamp of the building’s fourth floor
The architect’s Dyson Building is the latest product of its ongoing involvement in the RCA’s ambitious expansion