University of Leeds - Houldsworth Building

This project was running at the same time as the main Café Maia development at the University, and the brief was to run this theme across to the Houldsworth development and continue the strong branding and design elements.

With a large area to be completely transformed, working with the space in the Houldsworth Building was key to creating the atmosphere the client desired.

Extremely high ceilings meant the design challenge was to create spaces that felt cosy and warm. Dividing the area into sections especially tailored for their purpose, with warm colours, soft, comfortable seating and hanging lights are some of the design solutions used to achieve this. Light open spaces provide a contrast and make the most of the views from the first floor.