EDUCATION

Designing for the current and future needs of students and educators presents a unique challenge. At SDA we are already engaged in the design and specification of the buildings that will support the future of education in Britain.

Building a new facility or significantly revising an existing school or college is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape the way students are taught and to significantly update the buildings and spaces in which they learn. We believe that there is no “one size fits all” approach: each site is different, each teaching style and student community unique in the way they learn and interact with their environment.

We engage with the strategic decision makers and school leadership but also actively listen to the needs of everyone who works and learns in the buildings. We create a complete picture of what is required before we start designing, not only what is needed now but what may be required in five or ten years’ time to support student numbers or teaching advances.

PROJECTS

Q&A: ARCHITECTURE FOR THE EDUCATION SECTOR

Andrew Southey, SDA’s Director responsible for Education projects, talks about his approach to the challenge of maximising the once-in-a-generation investment in a new school or college.

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