Higher Education

Every university is different. The way we think about campuses is evolving, and the built environment has to respond to that.

We get to the heart of what makes each university unique, walking in the shoes of our stakeholders to get a full understanding of every brief. By engaging with staff, students and communities, we unlock the potential of campuses across the country, combining evidence from these engagements with our own research and expertise.

A university is not simply a place to teach, research, learn and relax. It is a place to belong. We design spaces which improve the wellbeing of those who use them, and empower people to share expertise and facilities together.

We embed sustainability in everything we do. It’s an attitude that informs not only our designs, but our culture and whole way of thinking – ensuring that our projects embody the highest standards of environmental performance.

Our specialist experience includes:

  • Future academic workplaces
  • Future learning spaces
  • Science and research laboratories
  • Student residential
  • Strategic and smart campus masterplans
  • Spatial optimisation
  • Lecture theatres and teaching spaces

Academic Workplace Concept

This concept captures a range of space types; open collaborative work areas, bookable meeting rooms, lounge areas, quiet working/personal pods, kitchen areas and the ‘kitchen table’, media and project areas, and personal storage.

Our Higher Education projects

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Related insights + news

News | 4th November 2021

The Swan School recognised at the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2021

We’re proud to announce Swan School receiving an Oxford Preservation Trust Award. Delivered by Corde, our integrated design team, Swan School is Oxford’s first new secondary school in 60 years. The 6FE school is located in the green belt as well as a Conservation Area. As a result, we made sure to respond sensitively to […]

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Insights | 7th October 2021

How to Reach Net-Zero Carbon

To reduce the carbon footprint of our buildings, we need to focus on embodied carbon. Simon Beaumont-Orr explains why.

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News | 2nd September 2021

ADP Shortlisted for Two Education Estates Awards

ADP has been shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year and Schools Project of the Year, for the Swan School in Oxford.

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Lead contacts

Jon Roylance

— Higher Education Sector Director
Jon Roylance

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Our Higher Education Clients

  • Aston University
  • Durham University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Newman University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Teesside University
  • University College Birmingham
  • University of Abertay
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Staffordshire
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Huddersfield