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.
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.
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.
Creating a home from home
Associate Director, Matthew Burl, shares the key things we consider when developing boarding house design.
Five principles for successful school design
How can good design promote excellence in teaching and learning?
Buttress becomes a certified B Corporation
The certification recognises companies that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance.
Matthew is an experienced architect who has led the successful delivery of numerous new build and refurbishment projects across a range of cultural, academic and community-led sectors.
Gwenno is an experienced associate with a great balance of technical ability, project running and client management.
Chris works across various sectors within the practice and brings an exceptional eye for detail and creative solutions to all.