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College Architecture : Higher Education Buildings

Tertiary Educational Projects from around the World

post updated 16 October 2021

College building designs

Higher Education Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of College Architecture. We aim to include interesting design-led College buildings.

We cover completed Higher Education buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions. The focus is on contemporary College buildings but information on traditional tertiary education buildings is also welcome.

University Buildings : A-H

University Building Designs : I-Z

Latest College Building Designs

Educational Architecture News arranged chronologically:

DKIT School of Informatics & Creative Arts, Dundalk, Ireland – 30 Aug 2013
Design: Scott Tallon Walker Architects
DKIT School of Informatics & Creative Arts Dundalk
photo : Ros Kavanagh
The original concept of the building was very simple – the repetition of a single structural bay (20.6m by 20.6m) square steel structural unit capable of expansion in a multi-cellular way. This concept allowed us to raise three existing bays, thus creating office accommodation over two stories and organized around three atria. Due to the cruciform column design, this was achieved without interfering with the adjoining bays.

Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness, England – 23 Jul 2013
Design: Broadway Malyan
Furness College England
photo from architect
Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has completed the delivery of a new further education facility for 2,500 students and teaching / support staff in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

St Antony’s College Gateway Building, Oxford, England
Design: Bennetts Associates
St Antony’s College Gateway Building
photo © Hufton+Crow
St Antony’s College Building Oxford – 14 May 2013
Construction has started on Bennetts Associates’ new Gateway Building for St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, a graduate college specialising in international relations, economics, politics and specialist areas of history.

Higher Education and University Center in Le Havre, France
Design: Baumschlager Eberle
Higher Education Le Havre
photo : Sebastien Morel
Ecoles – Université Le Havre – 15 Apr 2013
The building is made of two twin elements, side by side, centralizing three establishments: the campus of Sciences-Politiques for undergrad education and the two schools SPI (Sciences for engineers) and INSA-Civil engineering. The architects eventually proposed to group together the three institutions in two different entities unified in one single building.

School by the Lagoon, Sri Lanka
Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage Associates
School by the Lagoon Sri Lanka
photo from architects
School by the Lagoon – 12 Apr 2013
The Two thousand Four boxing day tsunami was the worst natural disaster to hit Sri Lanka in living memory. For a country already reeling from a two and a half decade old war the timing of the tsunami could not have been worse.

Cardiff and Vale College, Wales, UK
Design: BDP
Cardiff College Building
image from architects
Cardiff and Vale College Building – 4 Mar 2013
BDP has won the competition to design the 16,000 sqm Cardiff City Centre Community Campus for Cardiff and Vale College. The college is one of the largest in Wales serving Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and this project brings together many of its activities onto a single campus in the heart of the city.

Yale-NUS College, Singapore
Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Yale-NUS College Singapore Building
image from architects
Yale-NUS College Singapore – 12 Jul 2012
Yale-NUS College will be first liberal arts college in Singapore, offering four-year undergraduate degrees on a campus that integrates learning and living. This new institution, jointly created by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, will enroll up to 1,000 students.

Worcester College Building, Oxford, UK
Design: Rick Mather Architects
Worcester College Building
image from RIBA
Worcester College Building – 23 Jun 2011
Design Competition to design a new Lecture Theatre and College Kitchens for Worcester College. The architecture contest sought to select an architect-led team with whom the College can work to deliver a building of architectural distinction that will be a worthy adjunct to the College’s numerous listed buildings and its beautiful grounds and gardens.

Ceylinco Sussex College, Horana, Sri Lanka
Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage Associates
Horana Higher Education Architecture
photograph : Waruna Gomis
College Building in Horana
The Site is located in Horana, overlooking the paddy fields. The brief made the project a challenging task, as it required the school to be housed in one building with classes from grade one up to O/L, a science lab, staff rooms, toilet blocks, a play area and assembly hall- which could accommodate the entire school.

School of Education Sciences, Seville, Spain
Design: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
School of Education Sciences Seville
photo : Gonzalo Navarro
School of Education Sciences
This new building for the Faculty of Education at the University of Seville on the campus of Viapol will house up to 5,000 students nine degrees. Designed by Spanish architects Cruz and Ortiz the key element is the long tall central courtyard space, criss-crossed by large ‘bridges’ angled on plan.

College Buildings

Key Educational Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

Bard College, USA
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Bard College Building
picture © Brad Feinknopf
Bard College Building

Bournville College, England
Design: Broadway Malyan
Bournville College
image from CM
Bournville College Building

Brooklyn College, New York, USA
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Brooklyn College Building
image from architects
Brooklyn College Building

Churchill College Buildings, England
Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners
Churchill College building
photo © Adrian Welch
Churchill College Buildings

City of Westminster College, UK
schmidt hammer lassen
City of Westminster College
image from ING
City of Westminster College

College of New Rochelle, USA
Design: ikon.5 architects
College of New Rochelle
image from ikon.5
American college building

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England
Rick Mather Architects
Corpus Christi Cambridge
picture from architect
Corpus Christi Oxford College

Darwin College Extension, England
Dixon Jones Architects
Darwin College Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Darwin College Building

Harrow College Building, UK
MacCormac Jamieson Pritchard
Harrow College Building
picture from MJP
Harrow College Building

HEC School of Management, France
David Chipperfield Architects
HEC School of Management
picture : David Chipperfield Architects
MBA Building Paris : Design competition

Imperial College Building, England
Foster + Partners
Imperial College Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Imperial College Building

Newcastle College, UK
RMJM Architects
Newcastle College
image © Chris Gascoigne
Newcastle College

Queens’ College – Cripps Court, UK
Powell & Moya Architects
Queens College Cambridge
photo © Adrian Welch
Queens College Cambridge

Queens College – New Library, England
Rick Mather Architects
Queens College Oxford Building
picture from architects firm
Queens College Oxford Building

Ravensbourne College building, UK
Design: Foreign Office Architects
Ravensbourne College
picture from architects studio
Ravensbourne College

Richard Stockton College, USA
RMJM Hillier
Richard Stockton College
image from BRA
Richard Stockton College

Robinson College, England
Gillespie Kidd & Coia
Robinson College Cambridge
photo © Adrian Welch
Robinson College Cambridge

Royal College of Art Battersea, UK
Haworth Tompkins
Royal College of Art Battersea
picture from Haworth Tompkins
Royal College of Art Battersea

St John’s College Building, UK
Edward Cullinan Architects
St Johns College Cambridge
image © Adrian Welch
St Johns College Cambridge

The Wedge, Denmark
Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
Copenhagen Business School
photo : Jens Lindhe
Copenhagen Business School

More College Architecture + Building projects online soon

Other University Architecture – no images

Educational Projects – No Images

Designs, alphabetical:

Atlantic College, Glamorgan, Wales
Latitude Architects
Atlantic College Wales: Architecture competition win

Buildings / photos for the College Architecture page welcome