3 August 2010
Design Engine has won the commission for the new £500,000 reception area of LSE’s iconic Old Building in Houghton Street, WC2 ahead of A-EM Studio and ADP.
The creative competition-winning scheme involves the remodelling of the interior, creating a new reception, split level waiting areas, new cloakrooms, and a green room for the theatre. It also involves integrating lighting, signage and wayfinding in a single solution and external installations in order to bring cohesion to LSE’s Houghton Street buildings and bridges.
After 6 months of post-competition design development, the project started on site in June and will be complete for the start of the 2010-11 academic year.