About The Project
Our design for this new centre, on a tight site between Blackfriars College and the Ashmolean Museum, made sense of the three listed buildings in which the faculty had been housed. It also gave the faculty a much needed formal entrance from the street. The cluster of structures at the back of the site were demolished to provide high quality modern research and teaching facilities, with the most significant parts of the listed building retained, to create one building taking up the whole site. The faculty now benefits from a light, airy building with flexible teaching spaces and a coherent plan organised around a central top-lit atrium. This provides a communal heart to the building, joining old and new, for the whole Faculty.