Berrick Saul Building, University of York

July 6, 2011 Filed under: 2000s, Education by Sanna Fisher-Payne 7 comments

Placed 5th in the Placebook vote of favourite buildings by BDP
The Berrick Saul Building, on the University of York's main campus was designed to bend around a single tree. Pro-Vice-Chancellor John Local also admires the environment within.

The Berrick Saul building is a beautiful, sinuous addition to the Heslington West Campus of the University of York.
It houses the Humanities Research Centre and provides a wonderfully energising working environment for academics and postgraduates.

Light and elegant, the building design offers spaces which encourage interaction — and raise the spirits.


John Local is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, having previously been Professor of Phonetics and Linguistics at the University of York. His ambition is to make the university "a place to which the best researchers world-wide want to come."