Name: AUB Studio
Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Project Value: £100K
Systems: Schuco FW50+SG, AWS112SG V8, ADS65
Description: The AUB Studio building was designed and completed by renowned architect, AUB alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his office CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau). Not only is it the first purpose-built drawing studio to be constructed at an art school for more than a century, it is also Sir Peter’s first building to be built in the UK. The room has been designed to reflect the central theme of light in the tradition of looking and drawing. There is a large north-light in the studio tradition, a rear clerestory that throws a softer light back from the rear wall, as well as softer lighting from the east and a graded wash of light that comes along the curve of the entrance. Schuco V8 special profiles were extruded in order to facilitate a suitable drainage path in the flush glazed opening lights set into the sloping façade which give an elegant and seamless overall appearance.