Client: University of the Arts London
The college occupies a series of buildings dating back to 1891, the most recent studio was built in 1964 and is an extreme example of British Brutalism. The college is part of the University of the Arts with notable alumni being Howard Hodgkin, Sir Terry Frost and R. B. Kitaj.
The scheme under construction involves new student accommodation and a studio building formed over six floors with louver cladding for good daylight. A new entrance is proposed by ramp to the lower ground floor and campus courtyard.
Stephen Marshall has recently been appointed by the University of the Arts to produce the interiors of the new teaching spaces and remodelling work of the original 1964 building. This involves new spaces for workshops, library and auditorium. They are fortunate in working directly with the Dean of the college and his team as well as preparing proposals with Ab Rogers Design. The university will move into their new home in late summer 2017.