St Anne’s College, Oxford

Client: Governing body
Value: £1.6m
Duration: 1990 – 1992

The College accepted our recommendations to site the new building to complete the fourth side of a formal quad whilst retaining the dominance of the Victorian gardens to the South.

The Client’s brief called for a building of long life that would appear “mature” from its first days of occupation. This influenced the choice of materials with the use of hand made brick, natural stone elements and oak joinery.

The residential accommodation is planned around staircase access and reflects its orientation

The 150 seat auditorium is designed to be suitable for both lectures and chamber music and incorporates special audio visual facilities.



RIBA Architecture Award