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10th September 2021

Cohen Quadrangle shortlisted in Education Estates Awards

Exeter’s multi-award-winning Cohen Quadrangle has been shortlisted for three categories at the Education Estates Awards 2021. The nominations include Client of the Year, Inspiring Learning Spaces and Project of the Year – Universities.

Cohen Quad was designed by Alison Brooks Architects and opened in January 2017. It provides cutting-edge research and teaching space, including the Neil Blair Special Collections Reading Room and the FitzHugh Auditorium, student accommodation, and social spaces such as the Dakota Cafe and the Learning Commons.

In its 9th year, Education Estates is an annual gathering of the Education Community in Machester for a Learning Spaces & Environments Exhibition, Conference and Awards Dinner.

Exeter’s Rector, Professor Sir Richard Trainor, will be speaking at the Conference on the topic, ‘Inspiring Learning Spaces’, alongside Alison Brooks, Principal and Creative Director of Alison Brooks Architects. They will give a fascinating insight into reinventing the Oxford collegiate model for the 21st Century and designing a 6000sqm residential and academic ‘campus within a building’ in the heart of Oxford.

All the awards are hotly contested, and the winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner on 12 October. We wish the best of luck to Alison Brooks Architects!

Learn more about the Education Estates Awards and Cohen Quad’s recent national Civic Trust Award 2021.

Cohen Quad, viewed from Worcester Place

Exterior view of Cohen Quad from Worcester Place. Photo credit: Paul Riddle

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