Education

Harnessing ambition, talent and promise, capturing enthusiasm and encouraging enquiring minds: all these things are at the essence of an education building.

At Buro Happold we design schools, colleges and universities that are inspirational, stimulating and distraction-free for students and teachers. Our years of experience in the sector mean that we share the aspirations of our clients; we are dedicated to providing outstanding learning environments through exceptional design. Our dedicated Education sector team have a thorough understanding of and experience in working in the different education systems around the world.

From restoring existing buildings to masterplanning whole campuses, our education spaces are future ready, flexible and simple to build and maintain. Our education spaces tread lightly on the environment, reduce the carbon footprint and save precious resources on running costs.

Our education spaces capture the essence of learning and potential.

Use this map to learn how Buro Happold can help build the campus of the future

Campus of the Future
Student Residences

Student Residences

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General Faculties

General Faculties

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Science/Research

Science/Research

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General Teaching Buildings

General Teaching Buildings

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Performing Arts

Performing Arts

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Student Services/Student Union

Student Services/Student Union

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Central Admin/Senate House

Central Admin/Senate House

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Medicine and Dentistry

Medicine and Dentistry

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Catering/Hospitality

Catering/Hospitality

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Heritage Refurbishment

Heritage Refurbishment

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Non-Heritage Refurbishment

Non-Heritage Refurbishment

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Sports Facilities

Sports Facilities

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Energy and Infrastructure

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Transportation

Transportation

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Buro Happold

Project

09/01/2014

Located on a 93-acre site, Baylor University McLane Stadium will hold 45,000 spectators, with the flexibility to expand to 55,000, and features a bridge crossing the Brazos River connecting the stadium to the campus. In addition...

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Cutty Sark
Buro Happold

News

21/11/2013

Buro Happold has won three categories and was shortlisted for a further two at the recent Structural Awards held in London.  The prestigious awards recognise excellence in structural engineering from around the world. Over...

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Buro Happold

Project

18/10/2013

Windsor House is student residence scheme in High Wycombe for the University of Buckinghamshire and is a refurbishment of a 1980s, three storey office block above an existing shopping centre. The refurbishment included...

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Buro Happold

Project

16/10/2013

Newcastle University Students’ Union building has undergone a major refurbishment programme that significantly improved the Union’s service to its student members, providing better representation and participation at the heart of...

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McClay Library - Copyright Alan McAteer Photography
Buro Happold

Project

14/10/2013

Queen’s University Belfast has a long history of excellence in teaching, in research and in contributing to the educational, economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland. The Library forms an integral part...

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Mei Ren
Buro Happold

Blog

14/10/2013

As some of you may have already seen, the University of Manchester, the biggest campus based university in the UK, recently launched a procurement process for a £250m engineering campus, the single largest construction project...

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Buro Happold

Project

30/09/2013

EMPAC is an experimental media and performing arts centre that is constructed on a hillside on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of a $250m capital improvement campaign. The center is 160,000gsf with a 1200...

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University of Bristol
Buro Happold

Project

27/09/2013

Buro Happold formed part of the design and commissioning team for the state of the art Nano Science and Quantum Information Laboratory at the University of Bristol. The building, sited in the centre of Bristol, is home to an...

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Buro Happold

Project

19/07/2013

This pair of new buildings for St Antony’s College accommodates post graduate students and provides meeting and study space as well as a new entrance and Porters’ Lodge.  Buro Happold worked in close collaboration with...

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Buro Happold

Project

07/12/2012

Built in 1945, the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) will expand its facilities with the addition of Engineering VI. Engineering VI is comprised of two phases, Phase I being the...

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Buro Happold

Project

29/09/2011

With the goal of expanding its scientific core discipline, Harvard University has embarked on an ambitious master plan to develop their Allston Campus with the proposed Allston Science Complex. 

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Claremont McKenna College - Rendering © John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
Buro Happold

News

06/02/2014

Claremont McKenna College Roberts Pavilion's groundbreaking ceremony took place on February 11th in Claremont, California. The Roberts Pavilion, at Claremont McKenna College, supports the college’s varsity sports program,...

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Buro Happold

News

16/12/2013

California Institute of Technology's Earle M. Jorgensen Laboraty took home three awards from the USGBC-LA Green Gala celebration last week. Buro Happold provided MEP engineering and sustainability services for the John Friedman...

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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Buro Happold

News

18/11/2013

Buro Happold is proud to announce our California Institute of Technology Jorgensen Laboratory project has received a 2013 Sustainable Innovation award from the United States...

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North Bennet Street School

News

11/11/2013

Newly expanded North Bennet Street School recently held a special dedication event, opened by  Boston’s mayor Thomas Menino, to reveal its newly completed building on 150 North Street in Boston, USA. The historic and...

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Photograph of DALE © Taiyo Watanabe
Buro Happold

News

06/11/2013

There is a lot to be said for friendly competition, and few events say it more eloquently than the Solar Decathlon. Launched in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Energy, the biennial event challenges university teams “to design,...

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Pinnacle Bank Arena
Buro Happold

News

16/09/2013

Nebraska’s new Pinnacle Bank Arena opened for its first concert on September 13;  with tickets a sell out for singer/songwriter Michael Bublé's performance. Buro Happold, who provided structural engineering on the...

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Buro Happold

News

05/09/2013

Buro Happold's Los Angeles office is pleased to announce two of its projects have received the prestigious 2013 American Architecture Award from the

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Buro Happold

Blog

23/08/2013

The American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is an effort made by a network of colleges and universities to cut their carbon emissions. As expected, it was a popular topic at the Society...

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Time for timber
Buro Happold

Blog

23/08/2013

As forests are capable of absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide as they grow, they are of key importance in our fight to reduce the effects of climate change and are known as carbon sinks.  However recently, an article in...

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2013 SEAo NY Awards
Buro Happold

News

12/06/2013

On Monday June 10th Buro Happold took home the top prize in two categories at the 2013 SEAoNY Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards; Yale University School of Management won the New Buildings over $100M category while the...

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Buro Happold

Blog

04/06/2013

The risk of fire during the construction phase of a building project was highlighted last Saturday by a blaze at the construction site of the new Kuwait University Campus in the Shadadeyah area of Kuwait. The possibility of...

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Mike Entwisle
Buro Happold

Opinion

16/01/2013

Having been involved in the environmental design of schools for over 15 years, I have seen the sector emerge from old style PFI projects and adding extensions to clapped out buildings, through the first glossy academies of the...

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Buro Happold

Project

26/05/2011

The University of Salford is committed to the Campus Plan 20-year vision that is contributing to the wider regeneration of the city of Salford. The plan aims to provide a sustainable, accessible place for students and staff to...

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Higher Education Capability Statement

Sector Director

Buro Happold

Mike Entwisle

Director


Regional Leaders

Scandinavia

Buro Happold

Rod Manson

Partner

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North America

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Steven Baumgartner

Associate Principal