• Technology is transforming teaching, and we need to update learning spaces for the digital age.

  • Construction is changing, and new ways of building will enable new ways of designing.

  • Our mission is to rethink the architecture of education from the foundations up.

ArcED was born out of Hugh Gatenby’s graduate thesis research at the London School of Architecture, exploring the intersection between architecture and education. He previously studied at the University of Edinburgh, where he was the recipient of a Principal’s Teaching Award. He has also studied in New York, at Parsons School of Design.

After working in Paris for Lina Ghotmeh—Architecture, Hugh practiced in London at John McAslan + Partners. He now works in the public sector, as an analyst at Homes England. A keen teacher, Hugh enjoys running sailing courses as an RYA instructor. 

Hugh leads ArcED with a network of collaborators. 


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We design, draw, visualise and write about future learning spaces. If you create or manage education facilities then let us help you disrupt the status quo.

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