Raphael Zuber’s innovative school building in Grono, Switzerland is a lesson in what creative practices can achieve in a conducive industry culture
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
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
De Rijke Marsh Morgan’s striking addition to the 19th century Clapham Manor Primary school exemplifies the practice’s love of a technological solution
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
Architectural practice East’s commitment to working with a location’s found conditions proved particularly apt when the brief for an extension to Sussex Road Primary School in Tonbridge unexpectedly grew in size
Pond Meadow special needs school near Guildford is the first phase of DSDHA’s biggest commission yet. The external aspect makes free with the sense of scale while its attentive internal detailing is as much therapeutic as architectural
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
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
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
Nicholas Hare’s Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College provides the students with an atmosphere of calm relaxation
City of Westminster College, the Learning & Skills Council’s last grand vision, leaves a dramatic monument to a bygone age.
The aggressive swagger of Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy reflects the hard-edged dynamism found within the school itself
DEGW is leading a research project on the spatial implications of personalised learning principles, and how architects can embody them in their school designs.
Could recycled shipping containers be the future of low-cost, fast-build structures? Scabal’s sports hall for Dunraven secondary school in Streatham, south London, is proving a success
Grafton Architects’ buildings for Limerick University demonstrate the practice’s theory of placemaking
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
Richard Murphy and RPP Architects have worked to provide a sociable environment designed to counter postgraduate isolation
Wright & Wright’s upgrading of the Oxford college’s facilities boldly reworks its Victorian New Library
This laboratory in the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Gardens is the ideal habitat for botanists
Jonathan Ellis-Miller’s modular school pays tribute to the hi-tech era while presaging the dawn of a joyless flatpack future
The architect’s Dyson Building is the latest product of its ongoing involvement in the RCA’s ambitious expansion
Stanton Williams’s conversion of a listed granary building in King’s Cross reimagines the industrial landscape for a new creative generation, writes local artist Richard Wentworth
Over the years since 1963 Lancaster University’s rigorous design vision had become diluted and its core seemed bleak and lifeless. Now John McAslan & Partners is showing it a new way forward.
With its distinctive wing-like roof, Niall McLaughlin’s building for Cranfield University in Bedfordshire fits well with the ambition of the only campus to have its own airfield.