Brits Declare War on School Curves

turner, christopher
November 2012
Architectural Record;Nov2012, Vol. 200 Issue 11, p25
Trade Publication
The article reports that the British government, led by the secretary of state for education Michael Gove, has published a document which bans curves in the design of school buildings, calling instead for simple rectilinear forms. The government's Design Templates for prototype schools have been criticized by various members of the architecture profession including Peter Clegg and Richard Rogers.


Related Articles

  • Building Schools under pressure.  // Public Private Finance;Dec2008/Jan2009, Issue 129, p6 

    The article reports on the challenge faced by the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) in Great Britain to improve its efficiency. Michael Gove, schools secretary, launched Freedom of Information requests in November 2008 to determine the cost of setting up BSF schemes. In addition, BSF...

  • THE BAD BOY IN SCHOOL.  // Building Design;2/25/2011, Issue 1953, p50 

    The article focuses on the cancellation of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) program in England by British Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove. It states that six councils viewed the decision as irrational and unlawful. It mentions the judicial review stating that Gove had been...

  • Tory attack on BSF dismissed as 'utter rubbish'.  // Contract Journal;10/17/2007, Vol. 440 Issue 6647, p3 

    The article reports on the claim of a Conservative Party that the British government's £45bn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) program will be abandoned once schools in deprived communities are improved was dismissed as utter rubbish. The claim, made by Member of Parliament (MP) Michael...

  • Better or cheaper? Quarmby, Katharine // Public Private Finance;Nov2008, Issue 128, p20 

    The article examines whether the plans of the Conservative Party to expand the number of academies will threaten the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in Great Britain. It highlights the claim of the Tories' secretary Michael Gove to divert 15 percent of the BFS budget towards what...

  • Education Funding Agency to deliver 100 PFI schools.  // Building Design;6/10/2011, Issue 1969, p13 

    The article focuses on the Great Britain Education Funding Agency (EFA) which is set to manage a construction programme for 100 Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schools. It says that the agency will be responsible for delivery management of 100 PFI schools. British Education Secretary Michael...

  • School building freed from suspension.  // Building Design;Jan2013 Supplement, p4 

    The article focuses on the response of education buildings sector to a more cost-effective design and construction in Great Britain after spending cuts which started in 2010. It says that the British Education Secretary Michael Gove announced the construction of 261 schools under the Priority...

  • Building Schools for the Future.  // Children's Services Parliamentary Monitor;Feb2011, Issue 52, p110 

    The article reports on a statement concerning the Building Schools for the Future programme made by Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools Lord Jonathan Hill of Oareford before the British House of Lords on February 14, 2011. Lord Hill commented on the decision of the High Court to...

  • Gateway hosts school of urban renaissance. Blackler, Zoë // Building Design;11/24/2006, Issue 1748, p2 

    The article discusses a project to set up a world-leading school of Urban renaissance in the Thames Gateway. The author states that Terry Farrell and Richard Rogers would lead the project and both had agreed to act as visiting tutors to the school. Details of the strategic frame work are...

  • Building people places. Andreae, Christopher // Christian Science Monitor;4/20/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 104, p15 

    Profiles Richard Rogers, the British architect who designed the Lloyd's Building in London, England.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics