The brief for this project was to extend and convert the Bristol Architecture Centre to become a studio and office space for UWE’s Architectural courses, with an emphasis on the design of the façade. My proposal consists of a 4-storey extension connected to the existing building via a glass-fronted atrium/street space on each floor. This is clad in Corian panels, to create a crisp and seamless white frontage, with cast Corian solar shading for each of the staggered windows, to protect from the afternoon sun. The wooden frames for these windows extend into the studios behind to create window seats and built-in storage between them. This way the façade is not purely aesthetic, but can also be part of the building’s use for the students inside.