the team


Wayne Taylor

One of the UK’s most experienced businessmen involved in the design of schools.

An entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience. His companies are at the cutting edge of school design. From digital project management, the supply and delivery of over 13 million school furniture and equipment items, and a state-of-the-art BIM technology team that designs over half of the UK’s high-value batch schools for the UK government. His companies have developed over 800 educational projects worldwide, and he is the driving force behind this unique international school design agency.


David Judge

An expert in developing strategies for brands using environmental design.

David is a Brand Experience Specialist. He has created award-winning experiences for global brands such as Adidas, Virgin, Porsche, The All Blacks and Manchester City. He delivers his “Experience strategies” from the world of brand, business and retail design to the education sector in its design of environments for students and staff.


Harry Hoodless

A world’s leading architectural design expert for the education sector.

Harry is an architect passionate about education, places and environmental design. 

He has delivered education projects across the globe, and while living and working in Shanghai, was responsible for the design of a wide range of super schools in China and the world’s most progressive high-rise school in Singapore.  

Harry has developed design guides for multinational school operators and works at the sharp edge of education design theory in architecture and construction. 

Spatial Design

Stacey Roberts

One of the UK’s most experienced school designers.

Stacey is a specialist designer who understands the requirements of all educational environments, from Nursery through to Further Education.

Her 14 years of design experience have primarily focused on the creation of places for education. She also has considerable experience in and residential, hospitality and commercial office interiors. She specializes in interior design for accessibility and inclusivity.

Ben Barton


Ben Barton

One of the world’s leading experts in the design of brand experiences.

Ben is a creatively led designer with 25 years working in the retail and education sector with a specialist knowledge in experiential design.

By bringing this together with visual communications and storytelling his aim has always been to identify ways to better differentiate a brand add value and build its potential.


Shadi Abdelsalam

One of the Middle East’s Best Education Architects.

Shadi is an accomplished school designer who understands the requirements of educational code and policy throughout the region.

His 20 years of design experience also includes work in residential, retail and hospitality sectors.


Ric Mather

A highly experienced technical expert

With over 30 years of experience building high-end retail stores globally for brands such as Adidas, Virgin, Barclays, The All Blacks and Wagamama, Ric’s technical knowledge and detailed design processes ensure design and information are delivered on time and preserve the quality great brands expect


Richard Foster

One of the best designers with super-use status in Building Information Modelling for Education Projects.

Richard is an experienced architect who has delivered refurbishments of Grade II listed Faculty buildings and has extensive expertise in campus master planning.

Richard’s strengths lie in delivering BIM Level 2 projects, and he operates in an advisory role across the practice.

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