A bold statement at the entrance to the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus, the School of Film and Media Studies contains two primary types of accommodation, teaching and technical support space. The design concept for the building recognised the importance of ensuring long term adaptability. The teaching zone of the building exploits glare-free north light and provides flexible, column-free spaces with high ceilings and full AV facilities. The southern zone of the building contains all the support, core and circulation spaces, including the technical support accommodation. A circulation zone animates the south elevation at the University entrance and benefits from natural daylight. There are dramatic double and triple height spaces within this zone to improve visual connectivity between floors.