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Public Exhibition of Architectural Design Competition

LSE organised a public exhibition of the six design submissions between 2 March – 17 March 2016 which proved to be very popular.  Visitors could vote online for their preferred design and over 1500 votes were cast, far higher than at any previous similar LSE exhibition.  The overwhelming majority of votes were cast for schemes A and D with less than 20 votes separating the two.  Due to their subjective nature the public votes are advisory and do not form part of the formal assessment process but the Jury Panel was pleased to note that their decision to select Grafton Architects was not at odds with the voters general preference.  The outcome and who voted is set out in the tables below. Even if the 543  ‘other’ non LSE votes are removed the outcome and ranking remains the same. The anonymity of the six teams has now been removed.  

How votes were cast2

Who voted2

Click on the images for each team to see their proposed scheme:  


Team A - Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Penoyre & Prasad

Click here to see design proposals for Team A



Team B - Niall McLaughlin Architects with Scott Brownrigg

Click here to see design proposals for Team B



Team C - Herzog & de Meuron

Click here to see design proposals for Team C



Team E - AL_A Amanda Levete Architects

Click here to see design proposals for Team E


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Team F - David Chipperfield Architects

Click here to see design proposals for Team F


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Where is 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields is owned by LSE. It is currently occupied by Cancer Research UK, part of the Francis Crick Institute, who will be moving to new premises. The building is coloured purple on the LSE campus map below.


Outline Programme

The outline programme is set out below:

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What will be in the new building

It is currently proposed the building will house the following departments and facilities:

  • Department of Management

  • Department of Accounting

  • Department of Finance

  • Financial Markets Group

  • Systemic Risk Centre

  • The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship

  • Teaching and learning hub

  • Sports Centre with multipurpose sports hall, squash courts and dynamic weights room

  • Arts rehearsal facilities

  • Café

  • Support and ancillary services

  • Energy Centre