Brady Mallalieu Architects

School of Architecture and Interior Design

London N1

This School of Architecture and Interior Design was designed for London Metropolitan University and was one of the few bespoke schools of architecture designed in the UK. It is organised in two sections and includes the conversion of a two storey Victorian warehouse to the rear and a new building which addresses the street.

The front building is a brick clad concrete frame structure enclosing new studios, lecture hall and exhibition spaces, ancillary offices and seminar rooms. There is a terrace at roof level. The rear warehouse contains back up areas, workshops, laboratories and dark rooms with studio spaces at first floor. The ground floor is the ‘shop window’ of the school with large windows opening onto the main exhibition and lecture spaces. A new glazed link connects the existing warehouse to the main new build section.


This building was conceived as ‘raw’ construction with all materials left in their natural state and all details and services exposed to reveal the workings and construction of the building as a teaching tool for the students


Client: Murphy Group



1997 RIAI Regional Award
1997 AAI Commendation

RIBA Journal



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