HASSELL shapes new era for University of Brighton
The University of Brighton in the UK has selected HASSELL to deliver a master plan that will unite the university's five campuses and see it better equipped to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing tertiary education sector.
The University was seeking an approach that would enhance the individual strengths of each site while supporting a more vibrant and connected campus.
Principal Julian Gitsham said the practice's international track record in city-making, urban planning and higher education design was central to the University's decision to work with HASSELL.
"Like many universities around the world, the University of Brighton is grappling with pressures from tighter funding, increasing competition for staff and students, and rapidly changing technologies," said Julian.
"The University understands that clever urban design is critical to its future success. The campus must become more than just a convenient collection of buildings for teaching and learning. It must look beyond its boundaries and connect more meaningfully to the city it sits within."
Having delivered more than 200 education and learning projects around the world - including campus planning, building design and refurbishment, and detailed public realm projects – HASSELL is well placed to guide the University of Brighton through this next phase of development.
The project will be delivered by an integrated team of specialist urban planners, architects and urban designers located in HASSELL studios in London, Shanghai and Brisbane.
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