The curriculum for secondary education and the ways in which it is being delivered have been undergoing considerable change. The ‘traditional’ design has been transformed, with a shift towards multi–purpose spaces, with flexible timetables and individual learning plans accommodated at multiple locations. Our first major project in the field commissioned in 1997, Rathmore Grammar School (1200 pupils), was described by the local architectural press as having established a new standard for school buildings in Northern Ireland. Our workload in the sector continued to expand and we have been actively engaged in a number of projects throughout Ireland. Most interestingly we worked with Belfast Schools Partnership on Ashfield Girls’ School, east Belfast. Teaching accommodation was arranged around a central street introducing the desired flexibility and a real feeling of community within an inspirational learning environment.