LSE is committed to creating a world class estate with buildings and facilities that are commensurate with its international academic standing.
LSE has established a reputation in the last decade of commissioning high quality, innovative and sustainable architecture. The development of a major new university building at 35 Lincoln’s Inn Fields will further cement this reputation.
The School has instigated this RIBA international design competition to procure a design response which will achieve the following:
• A new building that will play a key role in promoting the values, ethos andbrand of LSE.
• The building will accommodate Executive Education on campus programmes, the Departments of Mathematics, Statistics and Methodology and Data Science Institute.
• It will also house the new Firoz Lalji Global Hub that will enhance LSE’s worldleading events and education programmes on campus, online and around the world thanks to an extraordinary commitment of funds announced in November 2021. The hub will advance lifelong learning, knowledge and understanding among the School’s alumni, friends and partners, alongside our campus community of students and staff.
• Contemporary high quality design that will inspire future generations of students and academics and will be regarded as a seminal piece of university architecture in its historic setting overlooking Lincoln’s Inn Fields in central London.
• Innovative and adaptable spaces for teaching, research and conferences, that combine the best of old and new methods of student centred learning and academic enquiry/scholarship and engagement, including extensive digital infrastructure for blended delivery.
• The building will be integral to the continuing transformation of the campus and enhancement of the public realm while also contributing to the quality of its unique neighbourhood.
• Environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and carbon minimisation will be fundamental aspects of the building’s identity.