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Contemporary English Architecture Practice, UK
18 Jul 2012
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Walters & Cohen win Lairdsland Primary School project, Scotland
Walters & Cohen is delighted to have been chosen as architect for the new Lairdsland Primary School in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.
In January 2012 Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) issued an invitation to tender for a reference primary school design as part of its management of the Scotland's Schools for the Future programme.
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The primary objective of this programme is to 'deliver good quality, well designed, sustainable schools at a competitive price' and, given its success in designing an Exemplar Primary School for the DfE in 2003, Walters & Cohen was drawn to this Scottish initiative. In particular, the research element of the project played to the company's strengths. The idea was not to standardise primary schools across Scotland, but to provide a set of principles that would be used creatively to respond to site and community context across Scotland.
Walters & Cohen was one of two practices chosen to go forward to the second stage of the process, an intensive period of research, consultation and design for a new building for Lairdsland Primary School, to be within SFT's cost and area parameters. Part of Walters & Cohen’s work was to help establish the brief, which they did in close consultation with client groups and with reference to Scotland's innovative Curriculum for Excellence.
As well as producing costed design proposals to RIBA Stage C, the brief also required that their designs be scalable from 200-300 pupils, such that the principles could be rolled out across Scotland in an efficient, cost-effective way without comprising on quality.
Within a ten-week period, Walters & Cohen attended numerous workshops, consultations, 'live' school visits to establish precedent, and planning and highways meetings. They met the deadline for their completed design report with a solution that bettered SFT's cost and area parameters, and Michál Cohen presented their designs and findings to 16 Scottish local authorities.
Walters & Cohen - Studio Information
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Walters & Cohen - Latest Design
Hackney University Technical Colleges, London, England
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Hackney UTC - 24 Jan 2012
Walters and Cohen have been confirmed as project architects for the Hackney UTC project. The new University Technical Colleges will provide teaching in a range of practical and vocational skills. Walters and Cohen is working with Bam Construction on Hackney UTC, the first new build UTC.
Walters & Cohen - Major Design
Redbrook Hayes Primary School, England
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Walters & Cohen building : Redbrook Hayes School
Redbrook Hayes Primary School in Rugeley, Staffs, is a carefully considered response to the government’s Exemplar Schools Project. Designed by Walters and Cohen, an architectural practice with an outstanding record in delivering well-designed schools across the UK, the new school accommodates 223 pupils, as well as a nursery and local branch library for the local community.
Walters & Cohen - Key Projects
Designs by Walters & Cohen, alphabetical:
Cotham School, Bristol, England
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House by the sea, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Royal Botanic Gardens – Visitor centre, Wakehurst Place, Sussex, England
Ryde School, Isle of Wight, England
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Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens, southwest London, UK
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Shirley Sherwood Gallery
Wembley Primary School, northwest London, UK
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Walters & Cohen - Practice Information
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Founded in 1994 by Cindy Walters and Michál Cohen
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