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LSE Global Centre for the Social Sciences Contest, UK

Global Centre for the Social Sciences Architectural Competition, London, England, UK

20 May 2013

London School of Economics New Global Centre for the Social Sciences

New RIBA Competition

Expressions of interest are invited from architect-led design teams with exceptional design skills for the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) New Global Centre for the Social Sciences.

LSE New Global Centre for the Social Sciences Design Competition

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the world’s leading centre for social sciences. Founded in 1895, the LSE is one of the largest colleges within the University of London and has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence nationally and internationally. This is an unusual UK university; few university institutions in the world are as international. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the United Kingdom and other countries within the European Union but also countries of every continent.

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The LSE is committed to procuring the highest quality architecture and has a strategic aim of creating a ‘world class’ estate, commensurate with its international academic standing and competitive with other world class HEI’s.

The next step in the campus development programme is to further improve the School’s teaching, research and support facilities through the complete redevelopment of the centre of its Aldwych campus. The new building that will be constructed will have a vital role to play in cementing the LSE’s position as a world renowned educational establishment and will become a place that inspires existing LSE students and will help attract new high calibre students and staff to the School.

The design of the new building provides the opportunity to encompass new types of spaces for creative research, social learning and intellectual collaboration, which will be flexible and able to accommodate evolving academic practice.

The competition will follow a two stage process, inviting expressions of interest at stage one. A shortlist of up to six will be selected and invited to produce concept designs. Each shortlisted team will receive an honorarium payment of £10,000 (+ VAT). The assessment team will include architect Andy MacFee from Proctor and Matthews acting as the RIBA Adviser and the School’s Professor of Urban Studies Ricky Burdett.

To register and receive further details for the competition please visit and follow the link to Live Competitions. Further details will be available from Tuesday 21 May. Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 2.00pm on Friday 14 June 2013.

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