Laura Matthews RIBA Partner
Laura has worked across many sectors at the practice but has gravitated towards education buildings and is now particularly involved in the design of low-carbon schools.
Whether working on schools, universities or student living projects, Laura has a particular expertise in the early briefing phases of projects. These strategic stages set a clear direction for a project, building on the culture and specific ambitions of the client organisation and the communities they serve. Strategic vision, and the ability to listen carefully, is supported by Laura’s experience of the construction phases of a project, allowing her to lead a project through every stage.
Much of Laura’s work is focused on working alongside schools, contractors and stakeholders on far-reaching initiatives to design and deliver engaging, forward-thinking and sustainable schools. By imagining the learning environments of the future, Laura has been deeply involved in exploring the benefits of new forms of construction as well as how the zero-carbon agenda will inform the spaces and buildings we create.