Murray Edwards College Fellows Drawing Room
Murray Edwards was built in 1962-4 and was designed by Chamberlin Powell and Bon, architects for the Barbican, London. It is Grade ll * Listed.
The brief was to upgrade services while refurbishing several prominent rooms including The Fellows Drawing Room. A sympathetic solution was required to conceal new services against the exposed concrete soffits of the building.
Improvements include radiant heat panels and lighting are incorporated into a dropped ceiling structure which was designed to fit seamlessly into this very strident room. A picture hanging system was introduced to enable changing exhibitions of art, and prevent further damage to existing brick walls. A walnut and grey marble credenza, as well as colourful, bespoke hand knotted rugs and textiles were designed by Eve Waldron to complement the college’s prominent collection of artwork by women artists. And lastly, six art glass panels in stripes of blues and whites have been specifically designed to fit existing windows.