A guest post by Beatrice Balfour and Alejandra Manena Vilanova telling their story of co-designing a school near Cuenca, Ecuador.
Tag: school design
Interview with Jeremy Till on Schools, Contingency, Flexibility and Competitions
Interview with the architect, educator and writer Jeremy Till on a range of issues involving architecture and school design.
What High Schools Look Like and Why
After 1968, James Ackerman, Giancarlo De Carlo and others questioned school design: why? why like this? This post revisits their questions.
Italy’s ‘Competition of Ideas’ for a New School-Building Programme
Italy’s “Competition of Ideas” for Innovative Schools could stimulate architectural & educational debate.
Post-Occupancy Evaluation and Schools – an interview with Adrian Leaman
Adrian Leaman on what makes school buildings special, PoE and managing complexity.
Schools and School Design in Africa: An Interview with Ola Uduku
Ola Uduku (Edinburgh University) speaks about the historical influence of Western pedagogies and architectural traditions and their local adaptation in school design.
Futures for English School Design
The following is a list of things we learned during the Education Estates conference, held in Manchester on 10-11th November … More
Does a School Building need to look like a School?
…is a question posed by the architect of the school where I’m doing my research. It came up in an … More
I started school twice: an interview with Bridget Murray, teacher
Bridget Murray attended primary schools in the late 1970s in Middlesborough, Hertfordshire and Basingstoke, Hampshire (UK) where she also went … More
A less modern but more hi-tech primary: more from the DfE’s PSBP
Following yesterday’s cheaper, faster … and better? post, I must apologise for a lack of thoroughness in my research of … More
PBSP school buildings in the UK: cheaper, faster… better?
A Victorian-era community primary has been rebuilt as a modern replacement primary academy in the West Midlands of England and … More
Interview with Sarah Cuthill, archivist and librarian
Sarah Cuthill is school librarian at Clifton High School in Bristol, England and has worked in archives and libraries in … More
Interview with Sue Steggles, teacher.
Sue Steggles was a pupil at John Scurr primary school, Bethnal Green in the East End of London in the … More
Measuring the Impact of School Design – Differently
To move beyond traditional measures of research impact, this post on the LSE Impact blog proposes a range of alternative … More
Summer Reading – “Seeing Like a State” and the survival of high modernism in school planning
For a book that says almost nothing about Education – no classrooms, no students or teachers, no school architecture – … More
Interview with Suvani Dave
Suvani Dave has attended independent primary and secondary schools in Ashford, Windsor and Hounslow. She is currently a student in … More
AR’s School Awards: will the interiors count? That’s where students spend their 13,585 school hours…
As the Architectural Review’s School Awards close, let’s hope the judges give due emphasis to the design of the interiors … More
A school on the edge of a small town
Treetops Primary is to be sited on the edge of a small town in the South of England on a … More
What is a class?
I’d never been inside an architect’s office until a couple of years ago but I’d always been curious to know … More
Can Economics explain why we don’t know what schools users think of their schools?
Recently I’ve been learning about Post-Occupancy Evaluation, mostly from the tons of great resources at the Usable Buildings Trust. It’s … More
Why are there so many interviews on the A&E site?
For a while, I’ve been posting interviews here without writing anything about why these interviews are such an integral part … More
Interview with Dominic Cullinan, SCABAL
Dominic Cullinan is an architect and founding partner of SCABAL (Studio Cullinan & Buck Architects Ltd.) based in Hatton Garden. … More
Interview with Dr Catherine Burke
Dr Catherine Burke is a well-known historian of childhood, education and school design whose books include School (2008) and The School … More