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University Architecture : Education Buildings

Major Academic Buildings + Projects from around the World

post updated 23 Feb 2020

Tertiary Education Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of University Architecture. We aim to include Tertiary Education buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and design competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Tertiary Education buildings but information on key traditional buildings is also welcome.

University Buildings : news + key projects

University Building Designs : I-G

University Building Developments : H-R

University Architecture : S-Z (this page)

University Architecture Designs

Education Architecture – recently added to this page:

Vienna University Library, Austria, central Europe
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
University of Economics & Business Vienna
design image from ZHA
Vienna University Building
The new Library and Learning Centre rises as a polygonal block from the centre of the new university campus. The LLC’s design takes the form of a cube with both inclined and straight edges. The straight lines of the building’s exterior separate as they move inward, becoming curvilinear and fluid, generating a free-formed interior canyon that serves as the central public plaza. All the other facilities of the LLC are housed within a single volume that also divides, becoming two separate ribbons that wind around each other to enclose this glazed gathering space.

UEL Buildings, England, UK
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
UEL Buildings
picture from architects
UEL Buildings
This Tertiary Education building accommodates 400 computers organised in approximately groups of 30 for both teaching and open access, a 400 seat lecture theatre, seminar rooms and a University entrance foyer. The ‘L’ shape plan forms two sides of the proposed central college green at the heart of the reorganised campus in Stratford (the other two sides formed by the rear of the existing University house and our recently completed Department of Podiatry and Physiotherapy).

Key Educational Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

Saint-Denis University Building, France
Design: Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Saint-Denis University Building
image from architect
Saint-Denis University

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

School of Medicine, Australia
Design: Lyons
University of Western Sydney
picture : Gollings Photography
University of Western Sydney

Shenzhen University Library, China
Design: RMJM
Shenzhen University building
photo : H. G. Esch
Shenzhen University building

State University of New York, NY, USA
Design: ikon.5 architects
American university building
image from ikon.5
American university building

Vienna University Building, Austria
Design: Estudio Carme Pinós
Vienna university building
design picture from architects
University of Economics & Business

Universite Feminine d’Ewha, Korea
Design: Dominique Perrault
South Korea University building
picture from Dominique Perrault
South Korea University building

University of Cyprus Campus, Nicosia
Design: BM3 Architecture
University of Cyprus
render from architect
University of Cyprus Building

University of Iowa building, USA
Design: Steven Holl Architects
American University design
photo © Andy Ryans
American University building

University of Leipzig, Germany
Design: Erick van Egeraat
University of Leipzig building
proposal picture from architect
University of Leipzig

University of Oxford Building, England
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
University of Oxford building
design image from Caro
University of Oxford buildings

Victoria University, Australia
Michael McKenna Pty Ltd
Australian University building
building photo from architects
Australian University building

The Wedge, Denmark
Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Copenhagen Business School
photo : Jens Lindhe
Copenhagen Business School

William Gates Building, University of Cambridge, England, UK
RMJM Architects
William Gates Building Cambridge
photo from architects
University of Cambridge Building

Zollverein School, Germany
SANAA : Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa
Zollverein School Essen
image from SANAA
Zollverein School Essen

More University Architecture + College Building projects online soon

Educational Architecture Projects – No Images

Education Building Designs, alphabetical:

St Catherine’s College, Oxford, England
Arne Jacobsen

Singapore Management University – Phase 1, Singapore
Edward Cullinan Architects

Stockholm University Library & Student Union, Sweden

Ralph Erskine

Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
Juha Leiviskä

Technical University, Graz, Austria
Günther Domenig

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd with IDP architects

Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, Toronto, Canada
Behnisch Architekten with architects Alliance

University of Antwerp Rectorate, Antwerp, Belgium
VBM Architecten

University of Mística, Ávila, Spain

Andrés Perea Ortega

University of Ontario, Canada

Diamond and Schmitt

University of Toronto Law School Expansion, Canada
Hariri Pontarini Architects

University of Wales campus, Newport, Wales

University of Zurich – Library remodelling, Switzerland
Santiago Calatrava Architects

More Education Building projects welcome

College Buildings

University of California Building, USA
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
University of California building
picture from RVA

Glasgow University – Main Buildings

Buildings / photos for the University Architecture page welcome