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Innovation at Crosfields School - Meet the Team and Learn About the Project

  • 22 Nov 2022
  • 18:00 - 20:30
  • AluK Design Studio, 5-11 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BH
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Full Marks for Innovation at Crosfields School
A Multiple Awards Winning Project

With the Architect (DMA) and Engineer (Engenuiti)

22nd November 2022, 6pm for 6.30pm start

AluK Design Studio, 5-11 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BH

Crosfields ran an invited competition for their new senior school building. Their key requirements, besides meeting budget and programme, were that it should be sustainable, inclusive and welcoming, in keeping with the school’s ethos.

By taking a collaborative approach and embracing modern methods of construction, the team achieved an exemplar project across all assessment criteria. When the pandemic struck, the client prudently paused the programme for 3 months.

However, the team’s forward-thinking methodology proved to be the project’s lifeline. It enabled construction to be fast-tracked. This maintained the original programme. Off-site fabrication using CLT also mitigated the issues of labour and materials shortages brought about by COVID.  

Join LCEC with the architect and engineer from the project - discover how they overcame the many challenges faced and delivered this award winning school. 


Katie van der Schaar
David Miller Architects

Katie is a Director at DMA, having joined the practice in 2013. As an education lead, she has developed new teaching and learning environments from early years through to higher education settings. She has acted as an architectural Technical Advisor to the Department for Education on over 30 schools.

Ian Hamilton 
Associate Director, Engenuiti

Ian is an Associate Director and chartered civil and structural engineer. He joined Engenuiti in 2014.  He is passionate about sustainability in construction, and he leads the firm's commitment to low carbon design. He has particular expertise in the detailed assessment of complex structures. Ian combines his sustainability interest with technical rigour to detail the UK’s largest CLT roof, composite CLT rib-decks and high-performance curved oak beams.

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