St Catherine's College 2005, Oxford, UK

Steven Hodder
Date Built
Manor Road
This cluster of building in St Catherine's College represent the most recent modification to the campus.  Steven Hodder was responsible for Phase 1 of the expansion to the Arne Jacobsen Grade I listed original college.  These buildings are Phase II comprising 132 study bedrooms, a new porters lodge (see below) and four seminar rooms. 

The architect's website explains that, "... the study bedrooms are arranged around staircases in pavilion form and define a new courtyard. Four pavilions (3 containing study bedrooms, one the porters’ lodge and 4 seminar rooms) align with the west facing residential wing of the Arne Jacobsen buildings."

"Three further pavilions are aligned in a direct east-west orientation enclosing the courtyard to the north. Eleven rooms, each at the west and east end of this arrangement, are turned through 90 degrees to align with the pervading grid of the College and offer aspects towards Holywell Mill Stream and the extension of the front lawn respectively."

The lawn is home to this abstract sculpture by the Taiwanses sculptor Ju Ming.