Bath Spa University Lecture
Thank you, Bath Spa University, for inviting Associate Design Manager Simon England to give a lecture on ‘Building within Buildings’.
It was a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand the adaptive reuse of the seminal Farrells/Grimshaw designed Herman Miller factory into a successful new facility for art and design. The building retains its original flexible design ethos, allowing the art and design facility to accommodate changing course requirements over time.
Several educational institutions have recently been criticised in the media for not meeting their carbon reduction targets – this sort of re-purposing of old buildings into collaborative learning and teaching spaces is going to be increasingly important to address this concern. Congrats to Grimshaw and Bath Spa University for this achievement.