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44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields RIBA Competition

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​Grafton Architects
Competition | Past

44 Lincoln's Inn Fields

The competition for 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields presented a unique design challenge for architects worldwide to secure a high-profile global scheme with the opportunity to produce a design for a new landmark building in one of central London’s most important and historic areas.

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Dublin based practice Grafton Architects were selected as the winners of the competition to design 44 Lincoln's Inn fields/the Paul Marshall Building.

The new building will house the academic departments of Accounting, Finance and Management and research centres, including the Marshall Institute with teaching facilities as well as new multipurpose sports and arts facilities.

The Jury Panel was eight strong including Jane Duncan, President of the RIBA, and Paul Marshall. Paul Marshall is a major benefactor of LSE, having recently contributed £30m – the School’s largest private philanthropic donation – for the creation of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship and towards the redevelopment of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which was purchased by LSE in 2013 from Cancer Research UK.


“We believe Grafton’s design has the potential to provide LSE with a distinctive and seminal piece of university architecture, which expresses the values and aspirations of the School. Combining modernity and tradition we felt it would enhance Lincoln’s inn Fields and connect well with the rest of LSE. It’s an inspiring design and I look forward to working with Grafton and their team to deliver it.”

Julian Robinson, Director of Estates and Jury Panel Member


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