EllisWilliams have been selected by Elstree University Technical College as the architects for the Willmott Dixon Construction team.
This new UTC will offer full-time technically-oriented courses to 600 students aged 14-19 with a broad range of courses that will have a special focus on the technical skills, trades, crafts and technologies that support the entertainment, film, television, theatre, visual arts and digital communication industries.
Planning approval for The Elstree UTC has been granted in February 2013 and will be open to students in September 2013.
Joined EWA in: 2006
Qualifications: BArch (Hons) DipArch. ARB
Claire’s interest and expertise lies in working with client and consultant teams during the early stages of a project’s inception, in developing the brief and exploring design ideas. Most recently she has been working with a number of different schools that are expanding to assess their curriculum space requirements and options for new build accommodation. She has also been part of our BSF Technical Advisory teams for a number of local authorities working with educationalists, so has a wide and detailed understanding of different educational approaches.
Before joining EWA, Claire was Head of Architecture at Arts Council England where she gained both a detailed knowledge of the design of spaces for the arts, as well the particular requirements funders look for.
Claire brings her ability to interpret client requirements and quickly translate into design ideas as well as her good project management and skills at communicating complex construction issues to users.
Joined EllisWilliams in: 2003
Qualifications: BA (Hons), Arch., AA Dipl., ARB RIBA
Paul has directed projects such as Lilian Baylis Technology school, Lambeth; Southampton City college campus redevelopment; Langdon House office complex, Swansea SA1; Stormont House SEN school, Hackney and North Place, Cheltenham, a mixed-use scheme comprising retail, hotel and residential.
His interests and specialisms are in urban design, low energy, mixed use and special educational needs.
He operates in the commercial and education sectors.
Since 2004, Paul has been active on the RIBA client forum for further education and was a member of the task group responsible for the Good Practice Design Guide, published initially by the LSC and adopted by Skills Funding Agency.
Paul is jointly responsible for the running of the London office.