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School Architecture Designs

Major Educational Projects from around the World

post updated 16 August 2023

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of School Architecture Designs.

We cover completed education buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Education buildings.

We have 5 pages of School Architecture selections.

Guide to School Architecture Designs

School Buildings : news + key projects

School Building Developments : A-E

School Building Designs : F-K

School Architecture Designs : L-O (this page)

School Architecture : P-Z

New School Architectural Designs in 2013

Key New Education Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

12 Mar 2013
Newlands School, London, England, UK
Design: Wright & Wright Architects
Lilian Baylis School Architecture Designs
photograph : James Brittain
Newlands School Building
This is a Special Educational Needs School, a 3175 sq m new-build Special Educational Needs (SEN) school that is specifically designed for children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD). Located in the London Borough of Southwark, Newlands School is one of the last projects to be built through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

22 Feb 2013
Lycée René Goscinny, Alpes-Maritimes, southern France
Design: José Morales architecte
Lycée Régional René Goscinny Nice
photo : Philippe Ruault
Lycée René Goscinny
The project site is part of an already settled area where valleys have been deeply sculpted by water over time. The building has been designed to reflect the story of that environment and seeks to tie in with all of these interwoven rich territories. It nestles into the land by unfolding on the slope along the dry-stone walls adding a new chapter to this region’s history; one that reflects its natural background, its constraints and its identity.

2 Jan 2013
Los Nogales School Buildings, Bogotá, Colombia
Design: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Los Nogales School’s Classroom Bogotá Building Colombia
photo : Rodrigo Davila
Los Nogales School Buildings
Los Nogales School’s Chapel, is conceived based on human life’s dualities. A pure and elemental prism represents the pureness, the essential and the harmony. The various volumes and cracks that this prism suffers represent the spiritual sense in human lives, therefore harmony’s alterations.

School Architecture Designs in 2012

23 Jul 2012
N. Zahles Upper Secondary School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: Rørbæk og Møller Arkitekter ApS
N. Zahles Gymnasieskole Copenhagen
photo © Adam Mørk
Upper Secondary School Building
Rørbæk & Møller Architects have designed and project managed the extension of the N. Zahles Upper Secondary School. Over a period of more than 150 years, the N. Zahles Upper Secondary School has held a prominent position within the education of children and young adults. With the new extension positioned on the rooftop of the preservation-worthy main building, Zahles is reconfigured to meet the future with modern educational facilities.

25 Apr 2012
Onze Droomschool, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Design: Mecanoo architecten
Dordrecht School Building
image : Mecanoo architecten
New Dutch School Building
The new 5,322 m² school brings together education, care and medical science. The Vlij ‘Mytyl’ school, the Blije Gaarde school and the Dordtse Buitenschool collaborate in their new premises with the care support body Gemiva-SVG Group and the Rijndam revalidation centre
2 Apr 2012
Mankgaile Primary School, Limpopo, South Africa
Design: SAOTA Architects
Mankgaile School Building
photo : SAOTA
Mankgaile Primary School
Sponsored by PetroSA, this school commands the focal position in the village and replaces a very rudimentary set of dilapidated buildings. The main entrance is placed at the end of a linear spine which arranges the central public square and two open air classroom courtyards containing nine rooms on two levels.

19 Mar 2012
Marquesa de Alorna School, Lisbon, Portugal
Design: José Neves
Marquesa de Alorna School Architecture Designs
photo : Laura Castro Caldas & Paulo Cintra
Marquesa de Alorna School
The existing Marquesa de Alorna School, designed by architect José Sobral Blanco in 1956, was one of the 50 schools built in Portugal according to the type promoted by the Construction Board for Secondary and Technical Education in the 1950’s. Like many of these schools, it had two main bodies, one containing the academic and administrative areas, the other containing the gym and cafeteria.

Education Buildings

Key Educational Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

Langley Academy, Slough, England, UK
Design: Foster + Partners
Langley Academy Building
picture from Foster + Partners
Langley Academy Buildings

Michael Faraday Community School, UK
Design: Alsop Sparch, Architects
Michael Faraday Community School Architecture Designs
photograph : Morley von Sternberg
Michael Faraday Community School

Niddrie Mill & St Francis Schools, Craigmillar, Edinburgh, Scotland
Design: Elder & Cannon
Craigmillar School
image : Keith Hunter
Craigmillar School Building, Edinburgh

Nigel Peck Centre, Melbourne, Australia
John Wardle Architects
Nigel Peck Centre
picture from architects
Melbourne School Building

Nursery School, Treviso, Italy
c+s associati
Nursery School Treviso
image from architect
Nursery School Treviso

Oldham Schools PFI project, England
Architects Co-Partnership Ltd
Oldham Schools PFI project
photo from CABE
Oldham Schools Architecture, Manchester

Oslo International School Building, Norway
Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter
Oslo International School Architecture Designs
picture from architects
Oslo International School


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School Building Projects

Education Buildings – no images:

Minami Yamashiro Primary School, Kyoto, Japan

Richard Rogers Partnership

Newport High School, Newport, South Wales
Evans & Shalev Architects

Oxford Academy School, England, UK
HKR Architects
Oxford Academy School building

Nursery School Buildings
Tellus Nursery Building
picture : Åke E:son Lindman

Better School Design
Monthly Article for e-architect
El-Shaddai School Architecture Designs
photo : Article 25

Education Building Developments

Oxford Academy School

Edinburgh School Architecture

Contemporary Interiors

Buildings / photos for the School Architecture Design page welcome