Inspirational Spaces for the World of Education

Inspirational Spaces for the World of Education

Our DB3 Education Architects team have been providing advice on education design for over 25 years and are fully experienced across the range of Learning/Education building types.

From Early Year’s provision, through Primary, Secondary, SEND, Further and Higher education, DB3 has designed and implemented schemes that seek to raise educational standards.

  • Vast experience having worked for over 30 Local Authority clients
  • Advocates for sustainable design and experienced in SEND designs
  • DB3 services include Architecture and Design, Interior Design, Principal Designer, NEC3 Supervisor, in-house M&E design service.

We are experienced across the full range of procurement options including BSF, Academies Framework, PPP and Design and Build and have provided advice on the applicability of DfE Building Bulletins and SSLD.

We have provided seminars for Local Authorities and key construction professionals on changes to the Building Bulletins and trends in education design.

Increase the Quality of the Learning Experience through Architecture and Design

Increase the Quality of the Learning Experience through Architecture and Design

We can assist in the development of long term campus development plans, new build, refurbishment and maintenance of existing teaching facilities.

Award-winning, sustainable schemes have been designed, including flagship new build developments, and our teams are well versed in the development of close, long term client relationships.

We are appointed to a number of local and national framework agreements throughout the UK, including those that are accessible by all public sector organisations for Local Authority, Further and Higher Education establishments.

Award Winning Results

Award Winning Results

We are passionate about our work and each project undertaken is at the highest standard.  We’re proud to have received recognition for our architectural work in the education sector for a number of projects including:

  • RIBA Yorkshire: 2015 Small Project Award –  New Entrance Leeds College of Music
  • Insider Property Industry Awards 2018 – Design Excellence Award – The Library – Leeds College of Music
  • The Guardian Higher Education Awards 2016 – Inspiring Buildings – Heritage Quay – University of Huddersfield
  • Education Estates Awards: 2018 Refurbishment Project, Shortlisted – Leeds College of Music
  • RTPI Wales Planning Award: 2014 – Ysgol Craig Y Deryn School
  • CIAT Award: 2009 Technical Excellence, Commendation – CAB University of Huddersfield
  • BCSE Awards: 2009 Inspiring Design for Special Schools – Threeways School, Bath

Architects for Early Year Provision, Primary and Secondary Schools

Architects for Early Year Provision, Primary and Secondary Schools

Having worked on children’s nurseries and numerous school projects as well as Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) designs our team are well versed in designing the best concepts that match your requirements. Some of our architectural work for nurseries, primary and secondary schools include:

  • New school building design
  • Refurbishments
  • Complex technology spaces
  • Community areas
  • Outdoor learning facilities such as nature trail, amphitheatre, greenhouse
  • SEND facilities such as hydrotherapy, therapy rooms and separate respite block

Always striving for innovation in educational architecture design, we received numerous awards for designing the UK’s first school featuring a digital media multi-sensory theatre plus we aim to integrate eco-friendly features wherever possible.

DB3 Higher & Further Education Architecture Service

DB3 Higher & Further Education Architecture Service

We can assist in the development of long term campus development plans, through to the refurbishment and maintenance of existing teaching facilities.

We have a track record of working on University and College capital projects dating back more than 25 years. We have worked on projects with the University of Huddersfield, University of Westminster, University of York, Swansea University, Cardiff University, Warwickshire College Group, Leeds University and Leeds College of Music to name a few.

To date project values have ranged from £150k for small summer works projects and up to £33m for significant new buildings and campuses. Below of are types of work we have experience in that could improve your campus too:

  • Act as Principal Designer for new build schemes
  • Masterplanning site to create additional and improved spaces
  • Listed buildings
  • Digital Hubs
  • Teaching Labs and spaces
  • Campus improvements
  • New or improved Student Union
  • New Student Accommodation
  • New Studies Centres & Research Institutes
  • Sports Halls & Leisure facilities
  • All weather Pitches and Hydrotherapy pools
  • Roof top extensions
  • Refurbishment

“Truly delighted and excited with what you have done for us – by your skill and strong aesthetic understanding you have turned the library into one of the best designed learning spaces in the UK.”

“Truly delighted and excited with what you have done for us – by your skill and strong aesthetic understanding you have turned the library into one of the best designed learning spaces in the UK.”

University of Huddersfield
Endorsement from our current client for whom we have delivered more than 50 projects of varying types, over the past 25 years.

Visualising Education

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