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Education

Creating purposeful, sustainable, inspiring learning environments.

At Lungfish Architects, we're passionate about all designs for education. From simple classroom expansions to multi-million-pound projects and innovative forest schools, we have the knowledge and experience to create creative and ambitious designs that result in purposeful, sustainable and inspiring learning environments for the education sector.

Our team are approachable and get stuck into every project. We put your ideas at the centre of our design team and involve you throughout all stages. Working with us means taking your initial school, college or university build vision and exploring it fully, developing it into a stylish, sustainable and effective design solution.

Our team will guide you through the design process, working with you and with your community to ensure the smooth delivery of high-quality classrooms and buildings. Our collaborative approach helps us to deliver an efficient and exceptional completed project that you can be proud of.

Our track record

  • Primary school design
  • Secondary school design
  • SEND school design
  • Independent school design
  • Sixth form building
  • Forest school design
  • Extension, adaptation and refurbishment
  • Public and private sector procurement routes
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Our experience

We're an enthusiastic team of architects and interior designers who are dedicated to creating inspiring learning environments for the education sector.

Our foundations as a company were laid in designing schools, and we have created more than 16,600 new school places throughout the UK since 2013. 

Our teams enhanced knowledge has been built through our research, design and build work; giving us the capability to create innovative solutions for education facilities around the country. This allows our clients to benefit from our expertise whilst we create safe, sustainable and successful education buildings that truly make an impact.

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school places created since 2013

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schools have placed their trust in us

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classrooms completed

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offsite school projects delivered

Derby Schools
Programme

'Designing and Delivering Derby's Schools' is our latest report on the 5 year story
of 6 schools delivered for Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council in partnership with SCAPE which has created more than 2,000 school places.

Transforming Derby's school estate
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Our Awards

Constructing Excellence Awards 2023 finalist logo

Building Project of the Year

FINALIST

Constructing Excellence Awards 2023

Constructing Excellence 2023 Project of the Year Win

Building Project of the Year

WINNER

Constructing Excellence East Midlands Awards 2023

Constructing Excellence 2023 MMC Award Highly Commended

MMC Award

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Constructing Excellence East Midlands Awards 2023

Offsite Awards 2023 FINALIST Education

Education Project of the Year

FINALIST

Offsite Awards 2023

Education Estates 2023 - Shortlist logo

Project of the Year (Schools)

SHORTLISTED

Education Estates Awards 2023

Education Estates 2023 - Shortlist logo

Architect of the Year

SHORTLISTED

Education Estates Awards 2023

Building Awards Finalist 2021

Offsite Project of the Year

FINALIST

Building Awards 2021

CE Awards 2021 - OFFSITE HC

Offsite Project of the Year

HIGHLY COMMENDED

CE East Midlands Awards 2021

CE Awards 2021 - Winner Integration Collaborative Working

Innovation and Collaborative Working

WINNER

CE East Midlands Awards 2021

Education Estates Awards 2021 Highly Commended

Innovation in Delivering Value

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Education Estates Awards 2021

Education Project of the Year

Education Project of the Year

FINALIST

Offsite Awards 2021

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SPACES

SPACES Yearbook and Civic Building of the Year

Education Estates Awards 2020 - Innovation in Delivering Value

Innovation in Delivering Value

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Education Estates Awards 2020

Education Estates Awards 2020 - Project of the Year

Project of the Year Schools 2020

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Education Estates Awards 2020


Building awards 2020

Offsite Project of the Year

FINALIST

Building Awards 2020

Offsite awards 2020

Education Project of the Year

FINALIST

Offsite Awards 2020

CE Awards 2020 - Offsite shortlist

Offsite Award

FINALIST

CE East Midlands Awards 2020

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 shortlisted

Education Project of the Year

SHORTLISTED

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

Best New Building commendation Derby civic society

Best New Building

COMMENDATION

Derby Civic Society Awards 2019

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF THE YEAR Badge

Architectural Design of the Year

FINALIST

London Construction Awards 2018

Celebrating construction 2016 highly commended

Integration and Collaboration Award

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Celebrating Construction 2016

What our clients are saying

" Highfields is a magical place already, the building is beautiful. The education design is so well considered and the space lends itself to be a really positive space for children. For me as a headteacher, the experience was really positive. It had a great team and they did everything possible to make sure I was involved. We want it to be somewhere the children love coming to every day and the best example of that was one of our pupils asking their parents to drive past the school on a Saturday because they were sad it wasn’t open at the weekends. We’re so proud of it here.

Anna Jones

Principal | Highfields Spencer Academy

" It is a great opportunity to design our new building with input from our pupils, their families and teaching staff to ensure the planned new facilities work best for our current and future pupils.We are also establishing links with the wider community, such as local sports clubs, who will be able to enjoy the new facilities outside of school hours; this is an important part of our planning to support our local area.

Ian Daniel

Principal | Bedford Greenacre

Engage with us
quickly & easily

Building great, honest relationships is a big part of what we do, and it starts with truly understanding your aspirations. We’re here to advise you from the very start of your project: we listen, create imaginative responses to your toughest challenges and time constraints, and use proven efficiencies and design expertise to help your budgets go further. By providing you with enough information, we’re here to help you make considered decisions and deliver your designs in reality. In this way, our unique engagement process allows you to ultimately design your building, with results everyone can be proud of.

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