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.
"For one weekend in the year, in the centre of London, it's as if ideas matter, it's as if the world really can be made a better place through the free and energetic exercise of reason."
Austen Ivereigh, Catholic commentator