Education & Research\

Inspiring learning

“From Cardiff to Cambridge, local primary schools to international research laboratories, we bring decades of design and delivery experience to your project.”

Oliver Milton Partner


Awards and accolades
Including many RIBA awards and Education Estates Awards for projects of the year (universities, colleges and schools)

The projects we take on are wonderfully diverse and multi-faceted across every dimension. We’ve delivered world-leading research laboratories and we’ve partnered with eager eleven year-olds in the design of their school. We’ve helped prestigious institutes with estate strategies, integrated complex residential and education projects and, rather satisfyingly, sunk a swimming pool into a forest floor.

Truth be told, it’s quite tricky describing this sector with so few words. But what these projects do share in common is that each challenge is a human-centric one, whether it’s understanding the needs of the buildings’ users, the ambitions of an institute or the behavioural and cultural nuances within a testing facility. [Spoiler: It’s all of those and many more] Even the most technical solutions are the result of thinking deeply about - and empathising with - people. That’s the key to finding a simple, human idea that resolves the complexity.

Speaking of people, we’re an optimistic gang of architects, researchers, urban, interior and computational designers. Most of all though, we’re collaborators. Because the more diverse the expertise, the more elegant and surprising the solution.


plus of UK universities
Designing and delivering projects for 58 higher education institutions

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