Caruso St John Architects
The practice has built many public buildings, especially in the field of museums and galleries. The projects are distinctive for the quality of their spaces, their crafted construction and sensitive use of materials. Projects include new institutions, such as the New Art Gallery Walsall and Nottingham Contemporary, that have brought about significant change to their city centre contexts, as well as many projects that have revitalised existing institutions. There is an unusual diversity to this work, from the very large Lille Lycee, a city centre school for 1200 pupils (due for completion in 2016), to the small Chiswick café within the grounds of Chiswick House in West London. The commissions are often the result of competitions where the situation demands a special building.