Archives: Seminars

Opening Keynote – Welsh Government

Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme Update Neal O’Leary, Programme Director Sustainable Communities for Learning, Welsh Government

New Build Projects

Fitzalan High School Victoria Slater, Associate Architect, Austin-Smith:Lord & Julie Holmes, Operational Manger – Capital Delivery, Cardiff Council Case Study on the new build Fitzalan High School project in Cardiff – The brief calls for the provision of a replacement new 11-18 10FE high school including 350 post 16 places to address “D” condition categorisation… Read more »

Health & Wellbeing

Wellbeing in Educational Environments and the creation of spaces that encourage ‘school culture’ to develop Claire Broad, Associate Director – Interior Architecture, Rio Architects, Andrew Baker, Director, Rio Architects & Viv Buckley, Deputy Principal, Bridgend College In partnership with Bridgend College we will be discussing their new STEAM academy in Pencoed. We will be looking… Read more »

Refurbishment & Retrofit Projects

The Bute Building Rob Stevens, Associate Architect, BDP In 2021 the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) launched the first ever Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the UK Built Environment. Alongside the vision and policy recommendations for a Net Zero Carbon trajectory to 2050, the roadmap carried a stark message for the sector that… Read more »

Additional Learning Needs

Is there such a thing as a flexible ALN environment? Catherine Ward, Associate, SEN Lead, HLM Architects There is a common thought that ALN schools cannot be standardised or consistent but require a bespoke approach to their design. However, my recent involvement in the design of several special schools, has led me to contemplate if… Read more »


Cefn Saeson Project Stuart Moyse, Former Deputy Head of Cefn Saeson Comprehensive (and Educational Building Consultant at SAM Education Building Consultancy Cymru Ltd) & Graham Hirst, Managing Director, Ministry of Furniture