Universities and Skills
IBI Nightingale is no stranger to delivering solutions for the Higher and Further Education sector, having designed our first College in 1994. We empathise with the enhanced pressures on today’s institutions to be a ‘learning centre of choice’, and experience has taught us how architecture can play an important role in attracting and retaining students.
We understand that facilities in this sector provide an important step towards employment, we have therefore been instrumental in designing solutions which close the gap between the ‘learning environment’ and the ‘workplace’. Having designed the first National Skills Academy, we have set a benchmark to delivering ‘industry standard’ spaces within limited Government funding. In fact, our refurbishment schemes demonstrate it is possible to create a highly professional learning environment at a reduced cost, without compromising on quality.
We are also proactively assisting Universities and Colleges satisfy their new objective to be Carbon Neutral, by providing guidance on simple, economical environmental solutions. Environmental sustainability is high on our agenda, reducing long-term running costs and helping under-pin our client’s ‘green’ vision.