Said Business School, Oxford, UK

Dixon Jones
Date Built
1997 - 2011
Park End Street
Phase One of the construction of the Said Business School in Oxford was completed in 2001 and opened officially in 2002.

The architect's website says that this building was the modern equivalent of an Oxford College.  They explain that, ".. the so-called Harvard lecture style rooms form the core of the teaching arrangements with complementing seminar rooms, library and research rooms."

"The hypostyle entrance hall leads to two double height cloisters, one open and the other enclosed."

Phase Two of the project is located at the end of the public square outside Oxford Railway Station.  In harmony with the original building this one also features buff brickwork with stone dressings.  The entrance is through a solid stone cube, "... with an unambiguous door at its centre." 

In 2013 the building was awarded the RIBA National Award for architectural excellence.