Robert Gordon University

Redevelopment of the Garthdee Campus set in 120 acres of mature landscaped site bisected by the River Dee.

The initial development within the masterplan is a new building for the schools of pharmacy and life sciences, engineering and computing.

The building is arranged as two shallow plan linear teaching blocks grouped around an internal street and courtyard space. Socialised interaction is encouraged between the academic schools as students come together in these multi-use, internal spaces.


  • formulate a cohesive development for a series of new faculty buildings
  • create an exemplary learning environment that will help establish one of the best modern universities in the UK


  • the best riverside campus in Europe
  • Aberdeen Civic Society Award 2013


Location: Aberdeen, UK
Client: Robert Gordon University
Construction cost: £53m phase I
Completed: 2013 phase I

Integrated services

architecture, masterplanning, acoustic consultant

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