The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design will take up residency at 16-17 Greek Street, London, it was announced today by Susie Forbes, Principal of the College. In the heart of vibrant Soho, the capital’s cultural centre, students will have a wealth of inspiration on the doorstep.
“It was always my ambition to have the College located within walking distance of Vogue House, the Condé Nast headquarters, so Greek Street couldn’t be more perfect. Major refurbishment is about to commence and we are delighted to be working with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios who have so much experience in the education sector,” commented Forbes.
Architect firm Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are at the helm of the project, which will see two neighbouring buildings transformed into an educational landmark.
Reflecting its publishing counterparts, the College will also help to set the cultural agenda with an in-house exhibition space in the Georgian-windowed façade. The space will be curated by students, invited guest designers, stylists and fashion industry insiders.
Julian Gitsham, Managing Partner of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, remarked: “When Condé Nast invited us to design a building for a College which didn’t yet exist we were intrigued – a piece of paper that was truly blank! We immediately understood the aspirations to create a new and exciting learning space that would attract students from all over the globe. The design process has been a delight, and we have listened closely to CondéNast, engaging with them through a unique exchange of ideas and design dialogue to provide a bespoke building for their very first College of Fashion & Design.”
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are passionate about designing for education, and their reputation in this field has been recognised with a dozen RIBA Education Awards, as well as being named Schools Architect of the Year in 2009, and Education Architect of the Year in 2005 and 2006. At the forefront of radical educational philosophy, the firm is committed to creation of excellence in spaces for teaching and learning.
Opening in January 2013, the first fee-paying course available for students at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design will be the ten-week Vogue Fashion Certificate, followed by the year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma which will begin in October 2013. These strongly vocational courses will establish the College as an important launch pad for those with ambitions to be the industry stars of tomorrow. The full prospectus and application details are now online at www.condenastcollege.ac.uk. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CondeNastCollege and follow us on Twitter @CNCollege.