Arts University Bournemouth
Sir Peter Cook / CRAB Studio
Image Credit
Michael Popper
Civic Trust National Award 2017 
Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist 2017 
RIBA National Award 2016
RIBA South West Award 2016
RA Top Maverick Building Award 2016
Schueco Excellence for Design and Innovation - Judge’s Special Award 2016 
Constructing Excellence South West Building Project of the Year 2016 
Constructing Excellence South West Innovation Award 2016

The first of architect Sir Peter Cook’s completed buildings in the UK, this is an iconic building for the University where he himself learnt to draw. It is a stand-alone studio, teaching, drawing and exhibition space, fabricated as a steel shell by ship builders in Germany, and naturally ventilated via its distinctive clerestory windows. Thanks in part to its high level of insulation and natural light, the building achieved a BREEAM Excellent Rating.