Free Schools Thinking

This report outlines the framework for freeing up thinking about the education system and the way schools work: the time when learning happens, the spaces in which teachers plan and deliver lessons, the range of people who help to support learning, and the places where schools can operate and be located.

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ARQ – Rethinking Architectural Education Paper

Building on his 2012 ARQ article, Gordon Murray discusses the need to rethink architectural education at a time of rapid change. As a new generation of savvy and digitally agile graduates emerges to reinvent the profession, how well are they supported by the current educational model?


Schools Within Schools

Read about Ryder’s approach to stakeholder engagement in Public Sector Build Journal’s article: When Ryder Architecture was given the opportunity to design a new build school, Denton Community College, the firm's extensive collaboration with teachers, pupils and stakeholders resulted in an exciting and challenging brief.


Empathies between Mackintosh and Holl in Glasgow

Gordon Murray considers Steven Holl’s new Seona Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) in relation to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s art school opposite, in this 2014 ARQ article.