Cambridge Institute of Criminology, Allies & Morrison Building, Architect, Photos, Design

Institute of Criminology Cambridge Architecture

Contemporary Cambridge Development design by Allies & Morrison, England, UK

post updated 19 July 2021

Location: University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Site

Date built: 2005

Design: Allies & Morrison

Institute of Criminology Building

Institute of Criminology Building Cambridge
photograph © Adrian Welch

Institute of Criminology Building

Location: Sidgwick Campus, west of city centre, on The Backs

A clean-cut building in a simpler and fresher style than typical Allies & Morrison buildings

The institute has a worldwide reputation for excellence in both research and teaching.

Cambridge Institute of Criminology Building
photo © Adrian Welch

The Institute of Criminology is one of three new Faculty buildings within Allies and Morrison’s masterplan for Cambridge University’s Sidgwick site for the Arts and Humanities. Enclosing the fourth side of an open garden courtyard, the linear building links the Faculties of Divinity, Law and History, and provides space for teaching, offices, postgraduate research and the renowned criminology library.

The facade is designed as a modular structure made up of pre-cast concrete inserts set within anodised aluminium panels which allow reflected light back into the double-height internal spaces.

University of Cambridge – Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site
Faculty of English Cambridge
photo © Adrian Welch

Address: Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA

Phone: +44 1223 335360

Founder: Leon Radzinowicz

Founded: 1959

Affiliation: Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

The architect for this contemporary Sidgwick Avenue building was Allies & Morrison, an award-winning architectural practice based in Southwark, South London, south east England

Location: Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA, south east England, United Kingdom

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