The design of schools is becoming increasingly challenging. Budget restrictions; constraints imposed by the size and shape of land sites; changing demographics; and the increased need to ensure the future flexibility of buildings under the ‘long life, loose fit’ ethos, are among factors impacting the design of London’s primary and secondary schools.
How have design standards and priorities for the delivery of schools changed, and are they sufficient for today’s needs? Does the refurbishment and redesign of existing buildings offer adequate and sustainable solutions for the design of educational environments? What is the role of school design in placemaking and community-building? How is school design impacting student/staff wellbeing and academic performance?
This NLA breakfast talk will consider whether London schools can set an example of ‘good design’, and the impact of this on learning and wider local communities.
Rachel Moulton, Education Sector Leader, HKS Architects
Claire Barton, Partner, Haverstock
Carol Lees, Partner, HawkinsBrown
Lee Mainwaring, Design Director, Architecture Initiative
Lara Kinneir, Director, New London Architecture (chair)
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