Holmes Miller is one of the UK’s leading designers of educational buildings with a thirst to exceed our clients’ expectations when creating positive and inspiring learning environments that actively motivate teachers and learners.
We believe our collaborative, team based and innovative approach to developing education projects delivers the best outcome.
Our Education Team enjoys the process of engagement and understand that this input is critical to ensure a ‘true sense of ownership’ from all stakeholders.
The most important aspect of consultation is listening and understanding the issues which often involves challenging the brief and pre-conceived ideas to ensure that every square meter of the facility will be working as hard as possible. We have found that open discussion with active parents, staff and pupils can boost a project enormously, bringing new perspective on the school, it’s integration within the wider community, and offering insight into interfaces which pupils and staff experience on a daily basis.
Detailed analysis of the site and surrounding context, is critical to ensure the design fully integrates with its surroundings, takes advantage of orientation and aspect, and embodies the culture, tradition and identity of the area and the school.
Ultimately our highly experienced and knowledgeable education team strives to provide education facilities that embrace current best practice, offers innovation and ‘fresh thinking’, aligned with the aspirational and accommodation needs that fosters a unique sense of place and identity to enjoy teaching and learning.