Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities

Excellence for all.

Engineers of human experience.
Our capability and commitment to creating an exceptional addition to Oxford.

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Excellence for all.

Academics, university staff, students, school children, tourists, visitors, artists, writers and performers – these are the people who will bring the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities to life. These are people we know inside out, people whose language we speak, and people for whom we’ve created award-winning places in which they can thrive.

The city of Oxford, and indeed the University itself, is close to our hearts. We’ve helped make many of its pioneering projects possible: whether that be the complex and collaborative Beecroft Building, the world-class Blavatnik Building, the Estates team’s award-winning carbon reduction project, or the city’s sustainable shopping centre, Westgate Oxford.

We understand how to bring the private and public together, balancing the traditional with the future-focused, and constantly striving for innovation at every turn.

Delivering your vision.

It’s clear this unique project must become a bold built embodiment of the University of Oxford Humanities. Global connection, virtual classrooms, collaborative environments, community, curiosity, creativity, openness and inclusivity. All of these goals require a holistic and humane design: one that understands how all aspects of environmental design come together to create an exceptional building. That’s why, along with our response to the operational engineering elements (MEP, Fire Engineering and Vertical Transportation), we have included an enhanced package of specialist services that will ensure your vision is brought to life. Discover more about these services:

Air Quality
Lighting Design
Intelligent Buildings Group
Fire Engineering
Vertical Transportation

We have carefully selected this team for technical excellence in their specialist discipline, their experience in relation to the Humanities project and, equally as important, for their enthusiastic and proactive approach. All our team members have worked on or led on highly similar projects, a selection of which you can read more about here:

Brasenose Cloisters
Oxford University Estates Services
Blavatnik School of Government
Beecroft Building

  • It's personal.
  • Problem-solving DNA.
  • Leaders in our field.

Our Team

Our experience delivering some of the sector’s most complex, innovative facilities has given us a unique set of skills perfectly suited to this detail-orientated work. We combine flexible solutions with the rigorous standards required of these high-functioning buildings.

We utilise our expert knowledge throughout your project, challenging the brief to understand and help establish the best solution for your needs.

The result is cutting-edge facilities that attract the brightest minds from across the globe to collaborate and work in them.


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