SERVICE: Design Advice for Schools

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A&DS offers design support to education authorities. The service assists in briefing and option stages of school investment and design. We offer an external view, peer support, facilitation, learning networks and resources to facilitate change.

Who is it for?

Our support for schools is available to education authorities and schools in Scotland. The service is free.

How we can help

The service is focused on client support. We offer tailored approach.
It works at three points in the project development cycle:

  • Project initiation. We engage with users and stakeholders to understand the needs. We capture this in a series of reports, which are developed into a design statement. The design statement sets out needs, objectives and the qualitative criteria for the project
  • Pre-design team appointment. This part of the process reviews the design brief against the design statement.
  • Post-design team appointment. We support a peer review of the emerging design ideas. We draw on our internal expertise and assess the proposal against the design statement. The output is a Design Assessment which evaluates the effectiveness of the proposals.


Get in touch

If you would like further information or have a particular project you would like to discuss please contact;

Diarmaid Lawlor


Danny Hunter


Tel: 0131 556 6699

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