You need to have JavaScript enabled to view this video clip.


Hazelwood School in Glasgow was designed by two architects who had never before designed a school. This was not a mainstream school but a school for pupils aged 2 to 19 years with sensory impairments. The architects talk us through their responsibilities as designers, how they approached this project and what the key design decisions were along the way. Monica McGeever, head teacher of Hazelwood School, offers an insight into the needs of the children at the school and how the final design addressed those needs.
This clip is from:
First broadcast:
5 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

Could be used to help pupils understand that architects often need to take into account multiple and conflicting design considerations. A useful and instructive exercise for students would be to consider the design of a small flat for a young person who has a particular physical handicap and sensory impairment.