- New Recruits
HLA were pleased to attend the formal opening of new practice rooms at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland yesterday. The new practice rooms have already proved popular, and initial feedback from staff and students has been very positive.
HLA have very much enjoyed working with the Royal Conservatoire and the project team and hope that their new Creative Campus is an asset to this lively and thriving institution.
Helen Lucas Architects entered a recent competition by Highland Council for the design of three roadside shelters at Locharron, Achnasheen and Braemar Junction.
Taking the view, orientation to the sun and exposure to the surrounding environment as the inspiration, the project sought to provide places of ‘prospect and refuge’ for visitors to the area. The shelters used a combination of local materials and pre-fabrication to make construction and repair as easy as possible in these often remote locations.
Although we were not shortlisted in the final three entrants we very much enjoyed developing these proposals.
We are pleased to announce our appointment by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for a £1.6m refurbishment at their headquarters in Glasgow. Having been awarded 6th in the world for performing arts eduction, R.C.S.’s enduring popularity has led to an increase in student numbers.
The project involves internal reconfiguration of the prominent Renfrew Street building designed by Sir Leslie Martin, and introduction of new windows to the existing elevations to provide a number of acoustically high-performance individual and ensemble practice rooms. Also included are gathering spaces to support social and creative interaction, the lifeblood of The Conservatoire’s unique student output.H.L.A. look forward to working with R.C.S. to provide spaces which inspire students and are worthy of this internationally acclaimed institution.