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Alex Rudge

Position: Associate

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Alex joined Associated Architects in 2013 and was promoted to Associate in 2021.

He undertook his architectural education at the University of Lincoln and the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University.

Alex has gained considerable experience in the higher education sector, playing a key role in projects covering a variety of building functions for the universities of Leicester and Birmingham, including new build and refurbishment works and highly-specialist and unique projects where he has been instrumental in ensuring the exacting requirements of the clients were met.

Prior to joining Associated Architects, he gained experience in a practice in West Sussex working on housing, urban planning developments, schools and offices.

He sits on the practice’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee and acts on behalf of Associated Architects on the RIBA Future Architects Mentoring Scheme.

Current and Recent Projects

National Buried Infrastructure Facility, University of Birmingham: A ‘one of it’s kind’ facility, the University of Birmingham’s NBIF includes a variety of research spaces including a unique 5m x 10m x 5m deep pit, £8m

Gisbert Kapp Phase II, University of Birmingham: Renovation of five floors of accommodation to create a wellbeing hub and associated facilities for cross-discipline research and community engagement activities between School of Psychology and School of Sport, Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Sciences, £10m

Quantum Technology Hub, University of Birmingham: 1,000sq.m of specialised Optical Laboratory and collaborative technology-transfer office space and research space, £950k




Teaching and Learning Centre, University of Leicester: 8,000sq.m new build designed using Passivhaus principles providing teaching space for 2,000 students, £30m, within the AA-designed Freemen’s Common Masterplan

Department of Psychology, University of Birmingham: Refurbishment of an existing building including the addition of an Imaging Centre for the relocation of the department, £17m

University House Learning Spaces, University of Birmingham: Refurbishment of existing Business School building to create engaging teaching spaces, £2m

Elms Glasshouses, University of Birmingham: A new facility to provide independently-controlled growing chambers, CAT2 laboratories, waste processing areas and ancillary potting and soil stores for the Birmingham Institute of Forestry Research, funded by a research grant from the Wolfson Foundation

TALC Leicester Burgess

Emily Wilding Davison Building, Royal Holloway University of London: 10,500sq.m new build BREEAM Excellent library and student centre in sensitive historic campus setting designed using Passivhaus design principles, £42m

Finham Park School, Coventry: Conversion of a 1990s office building formerly occupied by the Land Registry into an 850-student school for Finham Park Multi Academy Trust, including a large new build sports hall, £8.9m

RHUL Emily Wilding Davison