Creating unique and distinctive places for school and university education has become more and more prevalent in recent years. The growth seen in the university sector and its associated development programs has been influenced by a parallel growth and increasing reliance on development frameworks and master plans to ensure that development results in the creation of special places. The nature of each university setting is shaped by its organisational needs, its building stock, the setting and ambition for change - all with an over-riding need for flexibility. That experience of creating unique educational settings is being paralled in the independent school sector where the creation of strategic development plans for schools with their sensitive historic buildings and settings is guiding and realising new development in this competitive sector.

Amongst other projects, our studies for Dollar Academy, University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University show the breadth of our work in this sector.