Low Energy Education Building

Royal Holloway College, University of London  – 3500m²  new faculty building

Completed in 1999, this building was a winner of RIBA’s Regional Design Award (and Stirling Prize candidate).  I was its Project Architect whilst at ECD Architects – responsible for planning submission, detailed design to tender and Contract Administration.  The building, principally for academics and teaching, also contained a café and faculty Board room, and was designed with sliding sun shading and to minimise energy through labyrinth cooling, clerestory and night ventilation, and superinsulation. Monitoring by BSRIA demonstrated it reduced emissions by at least 40% compared with contemporary best practice.