Haileybury Imperial College is a private school in the green belt north of London. In autumn 1997 the school commissioned Studio E Architects to design and obtain planning permission for two boarding houses for girls. Situated on a relatively tight site around a pond at the bottom of the headmaster’s garden, both houses contain dormitory and study bedroom accommodation for 66 girls and residential facilities for both the staff and the house mistress. Figure 13.1 shows an aerial view of the school.