Surface to Air Architects are known for design excellence in the education and residential sectors. We are working on a range of projects - offering both consultancy and design services in the UK from £250k to £200 million. The studio offers design quality, unique client interaction skills and excellent project delivery.
The studio approaches every project with an open mind and a blank sheet of paper. Our design process begins with listening to the client; through this we establish the clients vision, objectives and requirements (the brief), and then develop a building solution. We believe that the design process should be created from the 'inside-out' and be an enjoyable experience for our clients.
Surface to Air published in 'Future Schools'
Uniquely Future Schools not only provides design guidance on themes in schools architecture and a wealth of recent innovative projects drawn from the UK but also an understanding of the socio-political and economic context that any practice must work within when taking on a schools project. It balances beautiful visuals and innovative case studies with in-depth discussion of the thought processes and issues to consider in good school design. Reflecting on ambitious projects during the BSF period of high investment and post-BSF creativity and innovation during austerity it considers the next phase of school design shaped by growing student numbers, diversity in project types and routes and the growing opportunities for smaller practices as work on existing buildings becomes more common.
S2A Director's Sketch Sold at RIBA Charity Auction
The original drawing was auctioned for charity at the RIBA's presidents' fundraising dinner.
Ink on paper, 21 x 30 cm
Elevation study with expanded mesh screen spanning an illuminated four-storey box. For the new Global Academy in London teaching young people production, post production and radio broadcasting skills. Design by Heidi Moxon, Director of Surface to Air Architects.
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