Craft Study Centre
UCA, Farnham, UK
For University College for the Creative Arts
The Surrey Institute of Art & Design appointed A&Q Partnership to develop this purpose-built accommodation to house the Crafts Study Centre, a unique collection of twentieth century British crafts, which include ceramics, textiles, calligraphy and wood.
The accommodation comprises four separate galleries split over two levels as well as archival areas, offices, retail space and a photographic studio.
The building was designed as a stand-alone facility adjacent to the main approach to the campus. A double height entrance foyer has been incorporated with full height glazing to Falkner Road giving the Study Centre a distinct identity, improving the streetscape and creating a positive link between the institute and the town.