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We are more than just architects. We are thinkers, researchers, educators, makers and activists. Our regular ‘Explore’ pieces share some of the stories behind the day-to-day work. Our learning, our expertise, our knowledge.
Blog: Our Carbon Reduction Plan Blog: 12 Jan 2024 Beyond Zero Carbon Academic office
Blog: Academic Workspaces Blog: 11 Sept 2023 Academic Workspaces
Conversation Culture
Blog: Conversation Culture Blog: 5 Sept 2023 Conversation Culture
Archway Centre perforated cladding
Blog: Out of Thin Air Blog: 17 August 2023 Out of Thin Air
Nathan Fairbrother, Meg Collins and Gracious Muzamhindo run workshops in Uganda for the School Design Guide
Blog: Going back to the classroom Blog: 20 July 2023 Feilden Foundation Uganda School Design Guide Workshops
Wandering Ways
Blog: 10 years of Forest of Imagination Blog: 7 July 2023 Imagine you are in a Forest
Stock photos of Yasmeen Lari
Blog: Yasmeen Lari Blog: 22 June 2023 Design as a humanitarian action
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th April 2023US President Joe Biden pictured at the new Ulster University Belfast Campus.
Blog: Opening a door to opportunity Blog: 13 June 2023 Joe Biden visits Ulster University
Proposals for Eden Dundee Gasworks site - daytime aerial
Blog: The Next Five Years Blog: 8 June 2023 The Next Five Years
brick, cambridge, fcbs, housing, landscape design
Blog: Places for a Naturally Sociable Planet Blog: 10 Oct 22 Places for a Naturally Sociable Planet
Oliver Baldock
Blog: In Memory of Ollie Baldock Blog: 7 Mar 23 Barriers to Tackling Embodied Carbon in the Construction Industry.
Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer with Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018, fixed furniture and pendant lights by Archer Humphryes Architects, curtain by Giles Round
Blog: Our future is shaped by our past Blog: 14 Dec 22 Our future is shaped by our past
Ident for Act Pechakucha
Blog: Do we, should we, how do we... Act Blog: 17 Aug 22 Do we, should we, how do we... Act
Towards an Antiableist architecture
Blog: Towards an Anti-ableist Architecture Blog: 29 Jul 22 Towards an Anti-ableist Architecture
Faith in the Miraculous artwork research by Matthew Raw
Blog: Faith in the Miraculous Blog: 16 May 22 Faith in the Miraculous
Colin Cobb, Partner at FCBStudios plays piano at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Blog: Architecture of Shared Experience Blog: 09 May 22 Architecture of Shared Experience
What is net zero engagement
Blog: Creativity, Sustainability and Engagement Blog: 11 Feb 22 Creativity, Sustainability and Engagement
Ceramic samples
Blog: Architectural ceramic. Long lasting, high impact Blog: 28 Jan 22 Architectural ceramic: Long lasting, high impact
Joe Jack Williams talks to the Environmental Audit Committee Blog: 22 Nov 21 Joe Jack Williams talks to the Environmental Audit Committee Window detail at Stephen Taylor Court
Blog: Details to last a century Blog: 28 Oct 21 Details to last a century
Kellogg College Hub, Oxford University
Blog: Meet our Passivhaus experts Blog: 28 Oct 21 Meet our Passivhaus experts
Carbon Counts in Liverpool
Blog: Time to Act Blog: 22 Oct 21 Time to Act
Senate house student hub, Bristol University
Blog: Designing for Student Wellbeing Blog: 29 Jul 21 Designing for Student Wellbeing
South Kilburn Estate Regeneration - FCBS Building
Blog: High Density, Low Rise, Zero Carbon Blog: 26 July 2021 High Density, Low Rise, Zero Carbon
Solaris Nexum by Alexandra Carr
Blog: Art and Science Blog: 9 Jun 21 Art and Science
View of refurbished Raphael Court at the V&A, 2021
Blog: Small Changes, Big Impact Blog: 1 Jun 2021 Small Changes, Big Impact
Bath Abbey ledger stones
Blog: Charting the stones at Bath Abbey Blog: 2 Apr 21 Charting the stones at Bath Abbey
Building: Staffordshire University Nursery
Location: Stoke-On-Trent
Architect: Fielden Clegg Bradley
Blog: What is net zero carbon? Blog: 24 Dec 20 What is net zero carbon?
Paradise net zero carbon healthy workplace
Blog: Are we entering a new golden age of offices? Blog: 21 Dec 20 Are we entering a new golden age of offices?
Islington basin Ancoats
Blog: Living in Ancoats Blog: 3 Sep 20 Living in Ancoats
historic photo of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
Blog: Mending Bones Blog: 21 Aug 20 Mending Bones at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
HIghfield Community College school main atrium
Blog: Closing the Performance Gap in Schools Blog: 29 Jul 20 Closing the Performance Gap in Schools
The Hive Worcester Library
Blog: The Route to Net Zero Carbon Blog: 6 Apr 20 The Route to Net Zero Carbon
Carbon Counts Exhibition
Blog: Materials Matter Blog: 27 Mar 20 Materials Matter
London studio
Blog: What are the issues with Part L 2020? Blog: 05 Feb 20 What are the issues with Part L 2020?
Architectural Copyright FCBSStudios
Blog: Passivhaus - Does it kill creativity? Blog: 31 Jan 20 Passivhaus - Does it kill creativity?
Myhal Center for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship  Toronto
Blog: Precision and Engineering Blog: 02 Jan 20 Precision and Engineering
Jonathan Smales Remarkable Places
Blog: Remarkable Cities Blog: 31 Oct 19 Remarkable Cities
Architects Declare Red Sun
Blog: FCBStudios' response to the Climate Declaration Blog: 2 Sep 2019 FCBStudios' response to the Climate Declaration
The Next Big Thing
Blog: The next big thing is a lot of small things Blog: 19 Aug 19 The next big thing is a lot of small things
Can you spell art school
Blog: Can you spell 'art school'? Blog: 10 Jul 19 Can you spell 'art school'?
Ballet Nimba perform in the White Room during House of Imagination
Blog: Imagine...A White Room Blog: 1 June 2019 Imagine...A White Room
Croft Gardens Model Edited
Blog: Models of Sustainability Blog: 13 Jun 19 Models of Sustainability
The Places Between
Blog: The Places Between Blog: 12 Jun 19 The Places Between
Living in Belfast Part 1 Blog
Blog: Living in Belfast: Part II Blog: 01 Apr 2019 Living in Belfast: Part II
Living in Belfast Part 1 Blog
Blog: Living in Belfast: Part I Blog: 28 Mar 2019 Living in Belfast: Part I
Architectural Copyright FCBSStudios
Blog: How to Design an Art School in 45 minutes Blog: 22 Feb 19 How to Design an Art School in 45 minutes
Alexandra Palace- MAY 16:  A theatre light switch lies derelict in Alexandra Palace Theatre on May 16, 2014 in London, England. Alexandra Palace situated in the London Borough of Haringey First opened as "The People's Palace" in 1873. Just 16 days later a fire broke out in the Palace, burning it down in its entirety. On 2 November the world's first regular high-definition public television broadcast took place from the BBC studios at Alexandra Palace. In 1980 fire again burned a large part of the building, the Palace reopened in 1988. Recently awarded a Round 1 pass from The Heritage Lottery Fund the Palace plans to renovate parts of the derelict building including the BBC Studios and Victorian Theatre.  (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images)
Blog: Arrested Decay Blog: 05 Jan 19 Arrested Decay
Host Southbank Exhibition Tuesday night event
Blog: Space for Creativity Blog: 21 Dec 18 Space for Creativity
Keith Bradley and Peter Clegg
Blog: Creating an Architectural Culture Blog: 03 Dec 18 Creating an Architectural Culture
Architectural Copyright FCBSStudios
Blog: WHAT? NOW! Blog: 03 Dec 18 WHAT? NOW!
What's your Proposition?
Blog: What's your Proposition? Blog: 30 Nov 18 What's your Proposition?
Women in Construction: the next generation
Blog: Women in Construction: the next generation Blog: 01 Nov 18 Women in Construction: the next generation
Architectural Copyright FCBSStudios
Blog: Cycling Culture Blog: 03 Oct 18 Cycling Culture
Illustration of Accordia by artist Joe Waldron
Blog: Architecture Illustrated Blog: 20 Sep 18 Architecture Illustrated
Meeting of the Architectural Trailblazers group, October 2017
Blog: More is more: Architecture and Apprentices Blog: 10 Jul 18 More is more: Architecture and Apprentices
Blue eyed black lemurs- female and male
Blog: Eye to eye with Madagascar's lemurs Blog: 6 Jun 18 Eye to eye with Madagascar's lemurs
London Studio Photos
Blog: Designing for a healthy practice Blog: 28 Feb 18 Designing for a healthy practice
Exhibition of toy cars at Mercedes Benz plant in Berlin.
Blog: Autofrei Leben Blog: 19 Feb 18 Autofrei Leben
Auditorium Myhal Centre, University of Toronto
Blog: Spaces for learning Blog: 27 Nov 17 Spaces for Learning
Southbank Centre
Blog: Letting The Light In Blog: 12 Oct 17 Letting the Light In
Hayward Gallery Rooflights
Blog: Renewing Modernism Blog: 16 Aug 17 Renewing Modernism
Nolli Plan
Blog: The social potential of architecture Blog: 10 Mar 17 Explore Issue 33
Bath Abbey ledger stones
Blog: Telling the Truth Blog: 02 Mar 17 Telling the Truth
Project name: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

|| Location: Royal United Hospital, Bath

|| Description: The new Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Bath's Royal United Hospital is an innovative project intended to be at the forefront of the development of neo-natal intensive care across the UK. The proposal consists of a single storey new-build extension and the refurbishment of the space occupied by the existing NICU facility. The new-build element accommodates the clinical, support and reception functions as a discreet but contemporary intervention between two existing buildings. The refurbished element comprises staff and parents’ facilities.
A pioneering holistic and therapeutic approach towards the new building will create a new low carbon unit allowing the staff to practice new methods of care for premature and sick babies.

|| Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios 
|| Developer/Client: Royal United Hospital
|| Main Contractor: Vinci Construction Ltd
|| Project manager: Provelio Ltd
|| Quantity Surveyor: Edmond Shipway 
|| Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
|| Mechanical & electrical engineer: Buro Happold
|| Project Value: £3 million
Blog: Challenging Healthcare Design Blog: 21 Mar 16 Challenging Healthcare Design
Learning from Schools Book
Blog: Learning From Schools: Three Key Lessons Blog: 04 Jan 16 Learning From Schools
Aerial view with phasing
Blog: Onwards... Blog: 18 Sep 15 Onwards...
On site at Lymington - Keyhaven Nature Reserve
Blog: The Observatory : Look In & Look Out Blog: 03 Jun 14 The Observatory : Look In & Look Out
Bath abbey view looking east
Blog: Bath Abbey : just add water..! Blog: 27 May 14 Bath Abbey : just add water..!
Blackpool hunanities college
Blog: Austerity & Innovation Blog: 1 Mar 14 Austerity & Innovation
Brooke Mead extra care
Blog: Ready for Ageing? Blog: 1 Jan 14 Ready for Ageing?
Accordia sketch by Keith Bradley
Blog: Dwelling: Accordia Revisited Blog: 1 Dec 13 Dwelling: Accordia Revisited