"Rick Mather Architects were selected after a rigorous competition process, to produce a Master Plan for the School's academic and boarding area.The resulting Master Plan was deemed to be a triumph and was commended by the Architectural Advisory Panel of the National Trust who are the owners of Stowe Park.English Heritage were also part of the approval process for the Master Plan. During the Master Planning process, Rick Mather Architects performance was both skillful and intuitive and this resulted in the adopted Master Plan which received much acclaim from all parties involved."
Rick Mather Architects are providing a strategic masterplan and educational buildings at the famous country house and school at Stowe. The objective of the masterplan for this historic site is to determine a future development strategy for the school. The new buildings will compliment the old to form linked courtyard gardens as a focus for the new Education Zone in this unique setting. Dating from the 17th century Stowe House is a quintessential example of English architecture and landscape design incorporating the work of Vanbrugh, Gibbs, Kent, Adam, Bridgeman, Capability Brown, Soane, Clough Williams-Ellis and Lorimer.
The first 2 phases of the masterplan, Queen's and Stanhope Boarding Houses, were completed in 2008.
Phase 3 of the masterplan, the renovation and remodelling of the Art School, was completed in 2010.
Garden of Delight: Rick Mather Architects at Stowe School
Mather for Stowe School
23 Mar 01
Due to be Completed