The modern School of Architecture integrates learning from undergraduate degree, masters and the professional industry, all under one roof. The school offers opportunities to collaborate across the different years with the use of a flexible studio space. Students can rearrange their space to suit them and work in a collaborative environment.
Sustainability is at the heart of the design. Modern solutions have been integrated to exemplify the conditions architects should be meeting to reduce carbon output. Locally sourced and re-used materials have been used to achieve a sustainable and circular economy approach. This concept is on show to students to reinforce the importance of a sustainable future.
Exposed surfaces and finishings help communicate the technical detail to students. The building itself is a precedent for technical design, inspiring and informing students with their own work.
The BArch (Hons) in Architecture course is focused on the creative and practical development of architectural design, investigated in a studio environment through a series of carefully considered practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social, cultural and topographical situations.
The purpose of the course is to align architectural concepts, thinking, techniques and values with current architectural thought and practice. It involves strategic thinking and creative imagination; problem-solving and research tasks; attention to detail and tectonic resolution; traditional and digital forms of representation; and public presentations and reviews. This course addresses the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures and develops Part 1 graduates with creative vision, practical skills and an ethical position in respect of the role of the architect in a globalised world.
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