The aim of this post is to consider the value of small rooms in schools with the intention of starting … More
This is a guest post by Dr Tom Bellfield, a part 2 architectural assistant at SCABAL, an architecture practice specialising … More
The closure of many schools around the world in the past few months has given us a unique opportunity to … More
This is a guest post by Catherine Burke, Professor Emerita of the History of Education at the University of Cambridge. … More
After several years of working with children in a busy primary school corridor, two teaching assistants trained in emotional literacy … More
Here, I offer a practical perspective on creating a therapeutic space in a school, with comments from people who have … More
It is important to be aware that open-plan formats are not that helpful for these pupils. Let’s recognise how that … More
As adults, were we to visit a therapist or counsellor, it would be hard to imagine sitting in an open-plan … More
The design of spaces in schools for therapeutic purposes is the focus of this series of posts. These are spaces … More
John Storyk is the Founding Partner and Director of Design of Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG): an architect and acoustician … More
Text of a talk I gave at the Université de Montréal connecting architectural ideas of the “in-between” to educational discussions on “meeting places”.
School libraries seem to be disappearing – I suggest this is related to their being “illegible” in terms of how space in schools is valued.
“School design, which is finely tuned to the full range of activities and needs of adults and children who inhabit … More
Aldo van Eyck put children into his architectural drawings to influence ideas of schools. Can you add “values” too in this way?
A guest post by Beatrice Balfour and Alejandra Manena Vilanova telling their story of co-designing a school near Cuenca, Ecuador.
Interview with the architect, educator and writer Jeremy Till on a range of issues involving architecture and school design.
How we fund and procure new schools matters. This post draws together some reasons why in the light of Carillion.
3 Seminars at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University exploring the role of the built environment in education and schools.
An interview with Silvia Fehrmann, curator of HKW’s conference “Schools of Tomorrow” on schools and society.
Why do governments say they build schools? It’s not as simple as providing “education”.
Are evaluation and measuring a form of rhetorics? A political art of obscuring the political? What’s Post-Occupancy Evaluation got to do with it?
After 1968, James Ackerman, Giancarlo De Carlo and others questioned school design: why? why like this? This post revisits their questions.
For OECD and UNICEF, the well-being of UK young people is not good. Is it time to rethink the aim of school architecture?
Professor Jill Blackmore discusses learning spaces, teachers’ work, feminism and the complexity of education.
Thinking about some of the differences between school-building programmes in Australia, England and Italy got me wondering – what would … More
Ruth Taylor was born in London, England and attended schools in Surrey and Buckinghamshire. Prior to studying Architecture at University … More
Over the past three years, an innovative collaborative research partnership, funded by the AHRC has been established between the Faculty … More
Italy’s “Competition of Ideas” for Innovative Schools could stimulate architectural & educational debate.
Helen Taylor is Practice Director at Scott Brownrigg, responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of programmes to enhance technical … More
In 1811, Joseph Lancaster publishes his Hints and Directions for Building, Fitting Up, and Arranging School Rooms, one of the … More
Ola Uduku (Edinburgh University) speaks about the historical influence of Western pedagogies and architectural traditions and their local adaptation in school design.
The following is a list of things we learned during the Education Estates conference, held in Manchester on 10-11th November … More
I returned home from the Education Estates* conference in Manchester earlier this week with one question lodged firmly in my head: … More
…is a question posed by the architect of the school where I’m doing my research. It came up in an … More
Following yesterday’s cheaper, faster … and better? post, I must apologise for a lack of thoroughness in my research of … More
A Victorian-era community primary has been rebuilt as a modern replacement primary academy in the West Midlands of England and … More
Treetops Primary is to be sited on the edge of a small town in the South of England on a … More
Dominic Cullinan is an architect and founding partner of SCABAL (Studio Cullinan & Buck Architects Ltd.) based in Hatton Garden. … More