Forest Oak Sixth Form

Pupils with moderate learning difficulties have their say in the design of their own building

Smith’s Wood, Birmingham
Year Completed
RIBA Work Stage
  • Architect
We were invited to design a new sixth form centre, so we asked the pupils what they wanted their very own space to be like.

From the pupils’ brief, we developed several design options and they voted for the design they wanted to be built. We also showed them how their new building could be environmentally friendly through the use of different sustainable technologies and construction.


Their new building accommodates two classrooms, a common room and a tuck shop that the students run for the rest of the school.