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University of Stirling

LocationStirling

ClientUniversity of Stirling

StatusOngoing. Residences completed 2016

For over 20 years we have contributed to several projects at the University of Stirling, which has included Development Plan reviews and Estate. Many large and small scale campus-enriching landscape projects have been completed, to the benefit of staff, students and biodiversity.

The £40M student residences project was the largest capital investment by the University since the founding in 1967. 800 students were rehoused over 3 phases of works – our main goal was to knit the landscape together whilst retaining the natural beauty of parkland estate and wider context, at the same time working within the campus-wide Masterplan.

At the student residences, a common materiality was borne through the existing and new buildings and a new student hub around a central courtyard was created for students to socialise. The wider campus is accessed via winding paths through mature woodland.

The Iris Murdoch Building for Dementia Services Development is on the University of Stirling campus and provides information on dementia-friendly environments. Our work on this project has helped inform further work, providing clarity when thinking of users that have additional needs.

Cottrell building entrance

The Pathfoot Building, accessible ramp and specimen planting

Silver and grey block paving with spill out areas

Planting and seating areas

Macrobert Arts Centre play area with dragon-inspired climbing frame

Grass and artificial pitches - sand filled and rubber crumb

Four-lane running track is a core feature of the sports facilities

Seating walls and semi-private spaces at the Logie Lecture Theatre

View of the landscape from inside the residences

Iris Murdoch Centre, view from the courtyard

Iris Murdoch Centre, entrance with birch trees and ivy

Iris Murdoch Centre, courtyard view across the lochan

Iris Murdoch Centre, courtyard planting

Sympathetic and creative design, clear understanding of the brief and user requirements. Appreciate especially the changing nature of the planting as it moves through the seasons. Positive feedback from users.

Jane Cameron
University of Stirling