Taking a new look at the built environment.

Even the most successful magazines need a refresh once in a while. We received a brief along these lines for BE magazine. BE is the alumni magazine from the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University.

There’s more to the built environment than architecture. But we felt it would be a mistake to ignore strong architectural photography on the front cover

We took a modular approach to the spreads. We used a design grid, but kept it flexible, using space on the page as demanded by the stories.

The result is a modernising update that doesn’t throw away what was working before.

“Thanks for refreshing the look.”

Rhiannon Lassiter, Oxford Brookes University