Gollifer Langston Architects produce innovative buildings for education, arts, media, public, residential and commercial sectors. 

 

directors

Andrew Gollifer BA Hons MA RIBA Andy studied architecture at Bristol University and the Royal College of Art. He established the practice in 1994, as Gollifer Associates Architects, developing a diverse portfolio of arts, media, public and commercial projects - National Glass Centre, New Islington Bridge and Highcross Development. Andy is a visiting lecturer and critic at several UK architectural schools.

Mark Langston BA Hons Dip Arch Mark studied architecture at Leeds Polytechnic and Edinburgh College of Art. He joined the practice in 1994 becoming partner and then co-director of Gollifer Langston Architects in 2002. With a longstanding interest in education Mark has developed a wide range of projects in this sector - Classroom of the Future and Broadwater Farm Inclusive Learning Campus. Mark is a visiting critic at Liverpool University.

 

approach

As a culture we can find it easy to separate ourselves and create barriers. Developing buildings that encourage use and promote interaction is vital. We are interested in creating buildings and spaces that communicate directly, that engage their users and the wider public, revealing and extending the dialogue that is central to design.

We focus on placemaking, using the unique context of a project to help determine an appropriate response.

Our aim is for buildings that are particular, rooted in a locale, designed to communicate in an open and straightforward way, having a positive and lasting influence on their surroundings.

Buildings are designed with the capacity to evolve and the flexibility to accommodate change in response to current and future user’s needs as well as their local communities and wider social change.

 
 

the practice

Based in Soho, central London and established in 1994, GLA are led by joint directors, Andy Gollifer and Mark Langston.

The studio designs buildings which are coherent, sustainable, versatile, purposeful and with a strong sense of belonging to their location - their genius loci. We work  throughout the UK, with a strong emphasis in tackling challenging inner city sites and on projects ranging from £500,000 to £30m.

 

contact us

Our office address Gollifer Langston Architects
Unit 213 The Record Hall, Baldwins Gardens
London, EC1N 7RJ
020 7734 2134

Recruitment Unfortunately, we are currently not recruiting.

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Broadwaters SEN and Primary School
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PROJECT: £14M NEW SEN and PRIMARY SCHOOL BUILDING

SIZE: 4950 sqm

CLIENT: LONDON BOROUGH OF
HARINGEY

LOCATION: BROADWATER FARM, HARINGEY

STATUS: COMPLETED
 

Winner of Haringey Design Awards 2016 Best Community Building and Overall Winner.

Click here for more details on the Haringey Council site

Longlisted for RIBA Journal MacEwen Award 2017.

Click here for more details on the RIBA site

 

This is a rare example of a shared learning environment where SEN and mainstream groups come together for lessons, facilities and experiences. It represents a new and inspiring piece of Community Infrastructure.
The school completes a masterplan for this key site opposite the Broadwater Farm Estate - a process which began with Gollifer Langston’s Children’s Centre in 2008. It replaces Broadwater Farm Primary and two Special Needs Schools, around which the new building was carefully planned constructed.
This school and campus provides a strong public face, street edge and consistent scale addressing the Estate opposite, with clear points of entry. It offers a wider community function, and a protective form to shelter play spaces.