As Covid restrictions wind down, we’re planning to revisit a number of our projects and explore their successes, while also considering where there’s room to improve.
Our latest insight explains why POEs or post-occupancy evaluations – the process of assessing a completed project – are so important, and gives some advice on best practice. Download a copy to find out more.
Schools Sector Director
Insights | 1st October 2021
Stakeholder engagement – the process of consulting with people affected by a building project, for better or for worse – is central to design. Without it, a building might not achieve its stated aims, and at worst could risk alienating the very people it’s supposed to benefit.
Insights | 23rd July 2021
The last year and a half has been a rollercoaster for everyone – but some of the most damaging social and psychological effects have been felt by children. Universal challenges like social distancing, masks and lockdown hit particularly hard for younger people who are still developing, learning social skills and a sense of identity that will benefit them in later life. And this is quite aside from the impact of losing out on in-person classes: we’ve not only seen children’s education impacted in general, but the loss of a stable classroom space has exacerbated inequalities between pupils of different backgrounds in an alarming way.
Insights | 13th October 2020
As part of our ongoing research into supporting mental health and wellbeing through better design, our studio director and independent schools lead Dianna Fletcher has put together a brief insights report. It explains some simple ways to support wellbeing in schools, colleges, universities, and other education environments.