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

Related insights + news

News | 29th September 2022

The University of Sussex Student Centre shortlisted for FX Design Awards

We’re excited to announce that the University of Sussex’s Student Centre has been shortlisted at the FX International Interior Design Awards 2022, under the ‘Public Sector’ category! The prestigious FX Awards invite both British and international design talent from all over the world to enter the very best of interior products and projects. Situated at […]

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News | 6th September 2022

The Sir William Henry Bragg Building shortlisted at the AJ Awards 2022

We’re delighted to announce that the Sir William Henry Bragg building has been shortlisted for Higher Education Project of the Year (over £20m) at the AJ Architecture Awards 2022. The project breathes new life into the Grade II* listed Old Mining Building and provides the wider University community with a new gateway to the understanding […]

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News | 7th July 2022

ADP shortlisted for two Education Estates Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at the Education Estates Awards 2022.

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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