Whilst a general architectural practice, MOAT Studio have particular expertise in the education sector. MOAT Studio offer a specialist, personalised and professional design service to both the public and private sector in nursery, primary, secondary and further education establishments.


Our partners have extensive experience in designing for and working directly within education buildings. Our research has developed design influences which are inherent in our design ethos. Each project is treated individually with bespoke design solutions to meet the tailored needs of our clients.

Architecture for Achievement

Our passion is in to create inspirational buildings in which form but mainly function enables teachers and learners to perform at their very best. Our design ethos, accompanied with years of experience working directly with education leaders and professionals have structured our approach in assisting school pupils to fulfill their potential with dramatic changes in their approach to learning.  We strongly believe there is a direct link between the quality of the teaching environment, achievement and willingness to learn.


All clients are different and each are treated individually albeit with the same degree of passion to produce exciting, high quality environments whilst adopting a realistic approach to ensure affordability. Differing sites have specific constraints and conditions, each of which will inform strategic planning ensuring that the resultant design optimises opportunities.


We strive to adopt natural ‘passive’ strategies to ensure that our buildings have a positive effect on both the internal building environment but also on the environment as a whole. Our buildings are based on a tried and tested palette of materials from sustainable sources. Alternative energies and systems are explored with a pragmatic approach to viability and affordability.

We pride ourselves on the regeneration of schools, using modern building techniques together with smart designs to create spaces that simply work. Whether it’s increasing available light or remodelling entire wings of schools, MOAT Studio works sympathetically to invigorate buildings, achieving modern, exciting rooms in which pupils are inspired to learn and make exceptional progress. We will work with your school to bring unfrequented areas into useable spaces. From creating new toilet blocks, to converting storage rooms into functional space, we can suggest improvements for forward thinking schools.