alexander graham bell center in scotland gets update from jmarchitects
alexander graham bell center in scotland gets update from jmarchitects alexander graham bell center in scotland gets update from jmarchitects
aug 28, 2015

alexander graham bell center in scotland gets update from jmarchitects

alexander graham bell center in scotland gets update from jmarchitects
all images courtesy of andrew lee




the ‘alexander graham bell center’ is a healthcare teaching facility that provides a principle research, education and continued professional development center for the life science sector practicing in northeastern scotland. completed by scottish studio jmarchitects, the project is split into two projects created in tandem.

alexander graham bell center jmarchitects scotland designboom
hallway with leather couches




jmarchitects’ primary work was the construction of a life science center, located on the northwestern reaches of the campus. the building includes a contemporary conference facility, along with research rooms, mock wards, and associated classrooms/learning spaces. the team also formed a completely new circulation space that enables entrance to the moray college facility while simultaneously linking the ‘B’ listed academy building, learning science center, and other adjacent structures.

integration with history




to make room for the extension, existing accommodations were destroyed. the built form was re-aligned to better serve as the public frontage of the university. also included in the work, is a garden, double height glazed gallery link, and significant advancement in considerations for wheelchair users and other disabled individuals.

alexander graham bell center jmarchitects scotland designboom
social areas provide a a visual link to the entrance and existing academy building




the extension’s two upper floors provide multiple teaching and enterprise spaces, along with varied learning environments and informal study nooks. since the mix of students is greatly varied, it is hoped that numerous options will promote interaction and open discussions. the ‘alexander graham bell center’ was jointly funded by moray college UHI, HIE, NHS grampian and the EU.

connection between old and contemporary

alexander graham bell center jmarchitects scotland designboom
view across the life science garden



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: nick brink | designboom 

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,668 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample