The new Levine Building at Trinity College in Oxford has been selected as a regional finalist in the 2023 Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design. Another exciting accolade for this new building designed by ADAM director Hugh Petter.
Established in 2011, the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design is delivered in parallel with the Civic Trust Awards application process, with all schemes entered into the Civic Trust awards automatically considered for the SGA’s. Universal Design is about ensuring that places work for all people, no matter your age, ethnicity, gender or ability. The Selwyn Goldsmith Awards seek to promote and applaud places that are responsive, flexible, welcoming, easy to use and occupy; allowing all to use with dignity and equality.
The Levine Building at Trinity College is a substantial new development set in the heart of Trinity's historic site and marks the first major upgrade of the College’s academic facilities in more than 50 years. It provides 46 new student bedrooms, a major new auditorium, a suite of new world-class teaching rooms, a community space and café, function space with rooftop garden, and a new library wing that incorporates disabled access to the listed Trinity College library. Its design supports the College’s ambition to improve diversity of applicants from a wider range of backgrounds, and to be a benchmark for overall accessibility. It is designed to sit comfortably within the College’s rich built and landscape heritage, on a site within a listed garden with significant historic trees nearby as well as archaeological interest.