Learning environments shape our future. Let's make them the best they can be.

Education environments can have an enormous effect on learning and teaching. Through constant engagement with those who teach, those who learn and those who manage, we’ve grown to understand their needs and how to meet them.


CGI with people walking past the entrance to a school

Buttress has designed education projects from primary to university level both nationally and abroad. With an array of challenging briefs and education pedagogies, our design responses have produced award-winning projects for leading schools, colleges, and universities. Whatever the budget, we create distinctive inspiring buildings that are conducive to learning.

two schoolgirls in sports kit walk past a brick building
a glazed corner of a classroom looks out over a historic building. An orange chair sits in the corner.
a white auditorium of a music school
a modern school library with arched roof and timber beams
the gable end of a stone boarding house for wycliffe college by Buttress
“The new Reade Music School is magnificent; one of the finest music facilities I have ever seen, with a splendid recital hall and an abundance of well-designed practice rooms and classrooms. It will make a perfect home for the flourishing musical activities of this marvelous school.”
John Rutter, Composer

Unlocking potential

When working with existing estates, we advocate for the sustainable choice of retaining and reusing where possible.

Where legacy buildings are listed we will draw upon the deep understanding of heritage within Buttress' studios and work with you to unlock their potential and retain them at the heart of the estate.

a window seat looking out to treetops
a rehearsal room at rncm with grand piano against a timber paneled wall
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