One of the first projects I worked on with our London Office schools team when I joined HOK in late 2008 was a project for Marlborough College in Malaysia. We had a relatively inexperienced Revit team, but they had a lot of passion as well as excellent design skills. The design phases HOK where involved included:-
- Feasibility Design
- Scheme Development
- Detailed Design
The biggest challenge was the general coordination of the site as we decided to split each building into separate worksetted models & then link these into a site model. On the whole this was the easiest way to manage the large dataset that was created. But we also had to create a lot of project specific families. I lost count how many different panel & curtain panels I created!
The new school itself will draw its vision, ethos and pedagogy from the mother school, Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England, one of the leading independent schools in the United Kingdom and is planned as a ‘best in class’ school for both Malaysian and International students.
It will provide spaces for a maximum of 915 pupils aged 11 to 18 and teach to the International Baccalaureate. Boarding spaces for 2 thirds of the pupils and staff will be provided on site providing a total learning and living environment. A separate Preparatory day school will also be built on the site.
If you are interested, be sure to check out the site progress photos.