Civic Society Design Award

Date posted: November 6, 2014

Samuel Ryder Academy has been selected as the winner of the St Albans Civic Society Award.

The award judges said: “The simplicity, clean lines and suitable, pupil-friendly scale of the primary school unit and the linking reception and administrative facilities enhance the existing school buildings admirably. 

Both internally and externally the bright and spacious feel successfully serves the aim of stimulating and encouraging students and staff alike, and provides excellent state-of-the-art facilities. The whole scheme has been carefully detailed to meet the need for a tough, yet attractive environment with excellent green credentials. This, together with the enhancement of the library and staff areas within the existing building, is altogether highly commendable.

As the first brand new school to be built in the area for a generation, here is noteworthy evidence that real change for the better is taking place. This project is a real credit to all involved.”

St Alban’s Civic Society website