The London School of Economics (LSE), working alongside the RIBA, has announced six teams in the running to design their latest high-profile building project: the £100 million redevelopment of 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, which once complete will be known as the Paul Marshall Building. As the third of the LSE's recent run of major campus transformations, the Paul Marshall Building will follow in the footsteps of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' “Center Building Redevelopment” which received planning permission earlier this year and O'Donnell + Tuomey's highly-acclaimed Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Stirling Prize. Read on to see the full shortlist.
The six teams were selected from 87 expressions of interest received before the October 19th deadline. The remaining architects will be tasked with designing a building which will help in "promoting the values, ethos and brand of the School," "will inspire future generations of students and academics," will offer "innovative and adaptable teaching and research workspaces," and "will be integral to the transformation of the campus and enhancement of the public realm as well as contributing to the quality of its unique neighborhood."
- AL_A (London)
- David Chipperfield Architects (London)
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Penoyre & Prasad (New York & London)
- Grafton Architects (Dublin)
- Herzog & de Meuron Architects (Basel & London)
- Níall McLaughlin Architects + Scott Brownrigg (London)
The full brief for the design will be presented to the teams in January for design work to begin.