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This is the Cambridge guide in full, with all image thumbnails included (ie slower to donwload/navigate but it’s all here):

All buildings in alphabetical order

Faculty of English Cambridge
Allies & Morrison building: University of Cambridge – Faculty of English
Sidgwick Site, 2004

Art Deco Building Cambridge
Bingo Hall, 1930 – Hobson St
Art Deco architecture – converted cinema opposite Christ’s College

Modern Cambridge Architecture
Casson, Conder & Partners – Arts Faculties Campus: University of Cambridge Sidgwick Site, 1959-61

Historic Building Cambridge
Christ’s College – entry

Postmodern Cambridge Architecture
Christ’s College – new King St building, Architects Design Partnership, 1993: Postmodern shops with student accommodation above, overly fussy.

Churchill College Churchill College Churchill College Churchill College
Churchill College – Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners, 1959-68

Competition winner, beating Stirling & Gowan, Chamberlin, Powell & Bon and Howell, Killick & Partridge; Judges included Sir Leslie Martin and Sir Basil Spence. Leslie Martin designed Harvey Court with Colin St John Wilson, a seminal Modern building; Basil Spence also designed a Cambridge building, at Queens’ College.
Stirling went on to work on the History Faculty for the University of Cambridge whilst Chamberlin, Powell & Bon worked on New Hall College.

Churchill College Fellows' Houses
Churchill College – Fellows’ Houses

Churchill College buildings Churchill College building Churchill College buildings
Churchill College – buildings by Henning Larsen

Churchill College buildings
Clare College – Memorial Court buildings. The central octagonal building (left of picture) 1984-85, is surrounded by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s severe court of 1923-34. Located beyond the River Cam across The Backs from the old Clare College.

Clare College
Institute of Criminology Building – Allies & Morrison: University of Cambridge Sidgwick Site 2005

Darwin College Darwin College Darwin College Extension
Darwin College, Extension – Dixon Jones Architects

Downing College Downing College Building Downing College Cambridge
Downing College, photo centre of Quinlan Terry building

Emmanuel College
Emmanuel College – The Queen’s Building 1996
Another building by Michael Hopkins Architects – Dynamic Earth

Emmanuel College Chapel
Emmanuel College – Chapel by Christopher Wren, 1668-74
Sir Christopher Wren also designed the Chapel at Pembroke College

Faculty of Education Cambridge
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight
Faculty of Education Cambridge – Building Design Partnership 2005

Fitzwilliam Museum Fitzwilliam Museum Building Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum – interior

Fitzwilliam Museum Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum – exterior

Nearby is Pembroke College complete with Chapel by Christopher Wren and in 1997 the beautiful Foundress Court by Eric Parry

Fitzwilliam College
Fitzwilliam College – Sir Denys Lasdun, 1959-60
Key Sir Denys Lasdun buildings are the Royal National Theatre (1967-76) at the South Bank complex in London, the University of East Anglia, Norwich (1963-72) and the Royal College of Physicians, London (1960-64).

Allies & Morrison completed the Fitzwilliam Gatehouse & Auditorium in 2004 and MacCormac Jamieson Architects and Van Heyningen & Haward have also designed buildings at this College.

Jesus College Jesus College Jesus College Jesus College
Jesus College – old buildings

Jesus College Jesus College Jesus College
Jesus College – old buildings

David Roberts building Jesus College David Roberts building Jesus College David Roberts building David Roberts building
Jesus College – David Roberts building
Strongly articulated student rooms, being refurbished in 2005

Evans & Shalev building
Jesus College – Evans & Shalev building

Judge Institute
Judge Institute – John Outram, Trumpington St: 1991-1995
Controversial postmodern architecture, clumsy inside, has dated badly

Junction Nightclub
The Junction Nightclub & Theatre

King Street Housing
King Street Housing

Law Library Cambridge
Law Library – Foster & Partners, Sidgwick Campus
Foster & Partners

Centre for Mathematical Sciences Centre for Mathematical Sciences Cambridge
Centre for Mathematical Sciences – Edward Cullinan Architects 2003
Maths Campus off Clarkson Rd in West Cambridge

Michael Stoker Building
Michael Stoker Building by Ralph Erskine in the 1980s, adjacent to Clare Hall

Cambridge Town Centre building
Town Centre building, Sidney St opposite Christ’s College
Part of the shopping precinct on Petty Cury adjacent to Lion’s Yard

9 Wilberforce Rd
Modern building, 9 Wilberforce Rd – Dora Cosens, 1937
More Modern Cambridge Architecture: see Trevor Dannatt’s house under ‘T’

Moeller Building
Moeller Building, Huntingdon Road

New Hall College
New Hall College – Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Architects, 1962-66

Our Lady and the English Martyrs
Our Lady and the English Martyrs : Catholic Church, Hills Road

Porters Lodge
Porters Lodge built over garage, West Cambridge

Queens' College Queens' College Building Queens' College Cambridge
Queens’ College – old buildings

Queens' College Cripps Court Cripps Court Cripps Court Queens' College Cripps Court Building
Queens’ College – Cripps Court : Powell & Moya Architects

Mathematical Bridge
Queens’ College – Mathematical Bridge over River Cam

Basil Spence completed his only Cambridge building – the Erasmus building – 1959-60 at Queens’ College

Robinson College Robinson College Robinson College Robinson College
Robinson College – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1977-80

Robinson College Robinson College Robinson College
Robinson College – Gillespie Kidd & Coia

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre – ‘Round Church’, Bridge St

Sidgwick Site
Sidgwick Site, view – Stirling’s Library with Allies & Morrison building beyond

Spiritualist Church
Spiritualist Church, off Bridge St

St John's College St John's College St John's College St John's College
St John’s College – old buildings west of Cam: New Court

St John's College New Court St John's College St John's College New Court
St John’s College – old buildings west of Cam: New Court

Bridge of Sighs
St John’s College – ‘Bridge of Sighs’ over River Cam
St John's College old building

St John’s College – old building

Edward Cullinan building Edward Cullinan building St John's
St John’s College – Edward Cullinan building

Cripps Building Cripps Building Cripps Building Cripps Building
St John’s College – Cripps Building : Powell & Moya Architects
Exquisite in conception + articulation, floating above the grounds

Cripps Building Cripps Building Cripps Building Cripps Building
St John’s College – Cripps Building : Powell & Moya Architects

St John's College Cripps Building Cripps Building St John's College
St John’s College – Cripps Building : Powell & Moya Architects

Faculty of History
Faculty of History (Library centre) – James Stirling, Architect, 1964-68
Controversial modern Cambridge building that had probelms with overheating, leaks, falling tiles, etc. James Stirling had entered two architecture competitions in Cambridge with no joy, at Churchill College (1958) and Selwyn College (1959).
Another building by James Stirling – St Andrews University Halls of Residence

Faculty of Divinity Faculty of Divinity
Faculty of Divinity Building, University of Cambridge – Sidgwick Site: Edward Cullinan Architects 2000 £8m RIBA Award
Another building by Edward Cullinan Architects – Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

Housing Cambridge Housing Cambridge
Housing south of Botanic Gardens – Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects

Timber-framed house Cambridge
Timber-framed house, Bridge St: 16th C.

Travel Lodge Cambridge
Travel Lodge Hotel

Cambridge House
House – Trevord Dannatt, Architect
More Modern Houses

University Arms Hotel Cambridge
University Arms Hotel : Modern Building – Feilden & Mawson, 1965-66
Regent St, Parker’s Piece

William Gates Building
William Gates Building for University of Cambridge – RMJM, 1999-2001

Quayside Cambridge
picture : Dennis Gilbert/View
Quayside by NRAP

King's College Garden Hostel
Peter Cook/View
King’s College Garden Hostel by NRAP

Brian Pippard Building
picture : Dennis Gilbert/View
Clare Hall – Brian Pippard Building by NRAP

Clare Hall West Court
picture : Dennis Gilbert/View
Clare Hall – West Court by NRAP

Covent Garden Houses
photo : Tim Soar
Covent Garden Houses by NRAP

Wolfson College
Wolfson College – Modern College Housing
evoking Arts & Crafts houses such as ‘Elmside’ by E.S. Prior on Grange Rd.


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Cambridge Architecture

Cambridge Architecture Design – chronological list

Cambridge Architecture Walking Tours : city walks by e-architect

Stirling Prize

Cambridge Architecture not yet included:
Foundress Court, Pembroke College – Eric Parry Architects 1997
Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Freeland Rees Roberts 1999

Historic Cambridge Buildings – all by Giles Gilbert Scott:
Pembroke College
Clare College
Cambridge University Library

Cambridge Architect Studios

Buildings / photos for the Cambridge Architecture page welcome

Cambridge Building – page

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