In March 2015, the highly acclaimed artist Stephen Wiltshire was commissioned by Head Teacher, Jude Ragan OBE, Queensmill School, to draw their new building.
Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes and was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic and from the age of five attended Queensmill School on its previous site, where it was noticed that the only pastime he enjoyed was drawing.
Queensmill school provides outstanding provision for children and young people with autism, as rated by Ofsted in October 2014.
The school was designed by 3BM’s Lead Architect Nick Rogers, ARB,RIBA. 3BM were appointed to design and project manage the delivery of the new purpose-built specialist autistic school and respite centre, from inception through to completion.
Stephen presented the original drawing to Jude, where it hangs with pride of place in the reception.