Bryanston Art school frontage

Bryanston Art School

Award winning fine arts building for an Independent school in Blandford Forum.
Location Blandford, Dorset
Status Built
Use Education
Client Bryanston School

The school required a flagship building to raise its Art Department profile that had previously been housed in portacabins.

This is a sensitive, highly visible, rural site set in a conservation area and close to Grade I Bryanston House. The school governors encouraged us to produce an innovative design using a mix of traditional and hi-tech materials.

Project Awards & Recognition

North Dorset District Council Amenity Awards
First Prize ‘New Building in Historic Areas’ Category
RIBA Wessex Region
Highly Commended “In recognition of its contribution to the visual environment Design in the Countryside”
Galvanised steel balcony supporting an overhanging roof to a school
Art studio with sloping ceiling
circular light detail with hand

The footprint of the design is a segment of a circle. This design is replicated throughout the building design, as light fittings, door handles and window details.

This award winning brick building features inset brick panels that the Architect allowed each bricklayer to design themselves, adding individually crafted details.

Size  750 sqm
Completion Date  1997


circular brick window detail with contrasting brick colours