This is a guest post by Catherine Burke, Professor Emerita of the History of Education at the University of Cambridge. … More
The English planning system promotes school choice not better or more sustainable or simply more schools. This post explores the consequences.
Info on a new, free and open-to-the-public, evening seminar series, “Space and Education” at UCL Institute of Education.
Text of a talk I gave at the Université de Montréal connecting architectural ideas of the “in-between” to educational discussions on “meeting places”.
Similar visions of school design travel the world at speed – with what effects?
A talk I gave at the Bartlett’s Spatial Engagement Network meeting about Anarchism, Education and Space on the architect Giancarlo De Carlo.
School libraries seem to be disappearing – I suggest this is related to their being “illegible” in terms of how space in schools is valued.
An interview with Silvia Fehrmann, curator of HKW’s conference “Schools of Tomorrow” on schools and society.
A list of organisations running architecture schools for children.
An Interview with Herman Hertzberger from May 2017 about Architecture’s Role in Providing Visual and Social Connections
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.
If teachers don’t have time to make flexibility happen, a learning environment isn’t flexible. This post proposes a breakdown into 4 types of flexibility based on the temporal (& other) resources users need.
Should schools have cosy, secluded spaces for children? The architect Herman Hertzberger thinks so. His ‘little library,” is one example: … More
As a collaborative* doctoral research student in the field of architecture and education, I’m often asked to explain what my … More
Over the past three years, an innovative collaborative research partnership, funded by the AHRC has been established between the Faculty … More
Adrian Leaman on what makes school buildings special, PoE and managing complexity.
An Architect and NRAC registered Access Consultant, Jane is the Director of her own company; Jane Simpson Access Ltd. She … More
Ola Uduku (Edinburgh University) speaks about the historical influence of Western pedagogies and architectural traditions and their local adaptation in school design.
Shane Cryer manages the education sector in the UK and Ireland for Swedish acoustic experts, Ecophon. After a career in … More
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
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
Pamela Murphy read Geography at the University of Cambridge before working as a University administrator and then training as a … More
As the Architectural Review’s School Awards close, let’s hope the judges give due emphasis to the design of the interiors … More
I’d never been inside an architect’s office until a couple of years ago but I’d always been curious to know … More
When I asked Catherine Burke what she would wish for if she could change just one thing in all schools, … More
When I was considering whether to include my own childhood school as one of a series of research visits to … More
Ruth Benn and Rebecca Skelton teach at Sparrow Farm Infants & Nursery school in Feltham, close to Heathrow Airport. Rebecca … More
Georgina (Georgie) Hughes is the Reading Recovery teacher leader for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and also trains teachers … More
Rima Tarar was born in Paris in the early 1990s, where she attended nursery and primary school. One year into … More
In which Marie, a 12-year-old student, explains how large, open-plan spaces feel claustrophobic.
Five minute sound montage featuring descriptions of school architecture