Helen Groves leads BDP’s education sector in the south west and works with the Bristol and Winchester studios. She is constantly challenging the way education clients think about learning spaces and showing how this leads to the creation of schools and university buildings of a kind unprecedented ten years ago.
Her approach is epitomised in Hampden Gurney School, which was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.
"The audience were the stars of the Battle of Ideas - engaged, informed and enthusiastic. As a panellist, I felt both ashamed and educated. Exactly as it should be."
John Street, professor of politics, University of East Anglia