Saïd Business School

Dixon Jones, Oxford, 2012


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Phase two of Oxford University's business school

The three-storey building contains teaching space for intensive courses, with additional teaching and administrative accommodation for the MBA graduate courses taught in phase one of the business school.

The ground floor of the building contains three 'Harvard-style' lecture theatres as well as smaller seminar rooms and offices that are arranged along the western side of the building.

A straight, six-stage staircase that rises through half the building’s 60m north-south axis brings natural light deep into the section from top-level, west-facing clerestory windows and provides access to the upper floors.

The first floor contains the Club Room and Dining Room - the latter a rather elegant, two-part volume with a truncated, copper-clad pyramidal roof above its northern segment.

The school is clad in light Bath Stone with a black granite-clad entrance pavilion.


  • Begun: Sep 2010
  • Completed: Aug 2012
  • Floor area: 5,895m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £18.8M
  • Procurement: Design and build
  • Address: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, United Kingdom

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