London School of Economics

Fred Pilbrow led the team at KPF designing the renovation of Old Building, at the heart of the LSE campus. The renovation forms part of a wider goal to transform the school’s working environment so that it is at a level equal to its enviable academic reputation. This is a project of KPF Architecture.


Construction Cost
£ 7.5 million

London School of Economics

Westminster, London

Gross Floor Area
2 500 m²


A new atrium, created out of a former light well, is covered by a lightweight fabric roof. The roof has six operable vents for natural ventilation. The atrium serves both to orient movement within the building and to provide a focal gathering space for the school’s community.