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Case studies

Hundreds of examples of how high quality design affects our lives every day, with expert evaluations of what works and what doesn't in each case.

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  • Everest Community CollegeEverest Community College, Basingstoke

    Everest Community College’s landscape scheme was created to encourage the integration of the school campus with the public realm, minimising any perceived barriers to encourage wider community use.

  • Prospect schoolProspect school, Hampshire

    Prospect school is a new £4.8 million secondary school for boys aged 11 to 16 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

  • Queen Anne High SchoolQueen Anne High School, Scotland

    The new Queen Anne high school, built through a 25-year public-private partnership contract, was part of Scotland’s first phase of recent school estate renewal and was built in the extensive grounds of the old school.

  • American School in LondonAmerican School in London, London

    The redesign of the school grounds has met the challenges presented by a compact city centre site, with every corner used to provide an opportunity for learning, fun or visual interest.

  • Hadley Learning CommunityHadley Learning Community, Telford

    This innovative school embodies a new direction in education, bringing together facilities for learning, health, arts, leisure and sport onto one site to create learning communities in line with the Every child matters agenda.

  • Academy of St Francis of AssisiAcademy of St Francis of Assisi, Liverpool

    Eco-friendly design and sustainable living principles take centre-stage at the Academy of St Francis of Assisi, a joint-faith secondary school in Liverpool. Designed by Capita Percy Thomas.

  • Wysing Arts CentreWysing arts centre, Bourn, Cambridgeshire

    The Wysing Arts Centre in rural Cambridgeshire provides local and international artists with studio and exhibition space that supports the creative process. Designed by Hawkins\Brown.

  • Freemantle PavilionFreemantle Pavilion, Southampton

    In Southampton, young people helped to design the Freemantle Pavilion - a youth shelter that they are proud of and enjoy using. Designed by Pete Codling.

  • Evergreen Adventure PlaygroundEvergreen Adventure Playground, Hackney, London

    At the Evergreen adventure playground in Hackney, young people worked alongside architects Adams & Sutherland to create a surprising and exciting space for imaginative play.

  • Cowley Teenage SpaceCowley Teenage Space, Brixton, London

    Young residents of a Brixton housing estate worked with Snug & Outdoor to create Cowley Teenage Space - a dedicated space where young people can spend time with friends.