other haa projects

123 St Vincent Street
haa design worked with King Sturge on behalf of AVIVA to modernise the atrium of Glasgow’s 123 St Vincent Street, at the same time as dealing with issues of security and access for maintenance. The intention was to improve the usability of this space by softening it at low level, giving it more of a human scale and making it suitable for casual meetings.

The finished proposals reveal a lighter, brighter atrium space. New decorative lighting and softer finishes have created a more modern and welcoming space for the tenants. Sculptural suspended lights draw the eye upwards while oversize floor lamps create cosy informal seating areas.

University of Glasgow – Adam Smith Lecture Theatre
Refurbishment of the Adam Smith lecture theatre was designed to explore new concepts and to set new standards in the provision of lecture theatre accommodation within the University. In addition to improving the general ambience of the facility therefore, it sought to improve usability.

Working within the limitations of the space which included a raked concrete floor and a stepped profile against the slope of the hill (which means that lifts do not always coincide with floors) the estates team discussed with user representatives ways in which the theatre might best meet the changing needs of teachers and learners. Ideas included improving its capacity, improving its environmental quality and enabling a degree of interactive working. Audio visual facilities have been improved and lighting upgraded to provide for a range of different working situations. The result is bright, fresh, with a degree of informality, while preserving the professionalism which is the University.

haa design has provided design services for Arcus Consultancy Service who have moved to new offices at 145 St Vincent Street. The use of suspended acoustic panels above storage units has provided unusual but effective screening between the client space and the office space. The colours and branding also reflect Arcus’s environmental and renewable services.

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