Saunders Education

annabel lait

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

MA(Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA

Annabel is a Chartered Architect and has experience across the education sector, including primary, secondary, higher and further education. Her experience ranges from initial concept design, taking projects through the planning process, to project delivery on site. She is able to take a client’s brief and develop it working closely with the key stakeholders. She has a keen eye for detail and continually focuses on delivering the client’s needs. Her portfolio includes projects which have won national awards.

annabel.lait@saundersarchitects.com

SEE ANNABEL'S EDUCATION EXPERIENCE BELOW

Dash

Secondary School

Initial design, planning and construction of this new build £25m school, which won a number of awards including TES Award for Best Outstanding New or Refurbished Secondary School. Specialising in technology and ICT, Leigh Technology Academy is four new colleges under one roof - each college is treated as a school within a school linked by an internal street.

Leigh Technology Academy, Dartford
Dash

University Faculty

Master planning, building planning and initial stages of the technical design of the £9m new build faculty building, which included laboratories and hospital/clinical simulation facilities. Biology and Anatomy laboratories, specialist therapy suites for Physiotherapy, Occupational and Speech Therapies are grouped with Clinical Skills Laboratories to simulate ward and diagnostic conditions of a twenty-first century hospital.

University of Limerick, Health Sciences Building
Dash

Secondary School

Design concept, planning and construction packages for a £17m new build secondary school for 1100 pupils. Designed vertically over 6 levels, the galleried classrooms are located around an internal gathering space.

Fairfield Secondary School, Bristol
Dash

Secondary School

Part of a team responsible for the construction packages for this £29m new build school, replacing the previous school buildings. The design is based around two wings of flexible teaching space over 5 floors. Achieved BREEAM Excellent rating.

Teddington School, Teddington
Dash

Secondary School

Design concept, planning and construction packages for this new build Academy.

Grace Academy, Solihull
Dash

Primary School

Developed the design brief, took the project through planning and was involved in production of the construction packages for the phased refurbishment and extension to a historic three storey school. The new accommodation comprises of a new lift, an extended nursery, a reordered entrance and administration offices.

Laycock Primary School, Islington
Dash

Early Years Learning

Developed the scheme through planning and construction, which involved the remodelling of a number of interior spaces in a manner which was sympathetic with the original iconic building, which took the form of an open air shed containing a number of shipping containers.

Fawood Children’s Centre, Harlesden
Dash

Education Centre

Developed the brief, designed the project from planning and construction packages. The building, which is within a nature reserve, is highly sustainable, being constructed in pre-fabricated insulated timber panels, a sedum roof and clad in Western Red Cedar.

Noah’s Ark E-centre, Barnet

The examples above demonstrate Annabel’s professional experience in the Education sector. Some projects were undertaken prior to joining Saunders.