St. Bride's school was designed to respond to a challenging urban site with a busy road to the north and dramatic changes in level to the south into woodland. The new school, therefore, presents two very different elevations in response to its site; a more formal public elevation to the north and a playful south-facing elevation overlooking a small wooded area.
The building's plan also responds to the site's form by adopting a plan that has two classroom blocks splayed so as to create a small internal courtyard. The internal space is an important feature in the school uniting the entire school community and teaching team. A progressive stair at the heart of the plan is expanded to create an assembly and performance area.
The school lights up on a sunny day with unexpected and playful contrasts created.
Scottish Design Awards _ Education Building or Project Commendation 2016 Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards _ Education Commendation 2015