The Architecture Building is a listed Edwardian building facing the Quadrangle (the oldest part of the University campus). The School is centrally located on campus with easy access to all university facilities and services. The Robinson Library is two minutes walk away, the students' union is also close by and you can access all the city has to offer with a short two minute walk to shops, restaurants, bars and public transport. The Quadrangle has recently been re-landscaped as part of the University’s £200 million campus development and is a beautiful place to sit in the summer and provides a wonderful backdrop for graduation photos!
The School has a range of state of the art facilities including a workshop, studios, exhibition spaces, crit rooms, seminar rooms and IT suites where students have access to the following software:
Vray 2.0 (postgraduate students only)
IESVE (postgraduate students only)
Rhino V4 with Grasshopper
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Indesign CS6
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Adobe Premier Pro v5
Autodesk 3DS Max 2012
Autodesk Revit 2012
Sketchup Pro V8
Final Cut X
To find out more about our facilities and view images please visit our Facilities Gallery.
Students have access to the Architecture Building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can use their dedicated studio spaces at all times. The Architecture Building is home to the student ran Kofi Bar and serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches from 10:00am-16:00pm Monday to Friday.
The fully staffed workshop is open between 09:00am-17:00pm Monday to Friday and provides facilities for a full range of model making and woodwork activities. It is equipped with a range of modern machinery including 2 powerful CNC laser cutters and a Zcorp 3D printer. Advice and instruction is provided by our expert technical staff.
Planning students are based in Claremont Tower and have access to a dedicated planning studio with computing facilities and social space. Planning students can also access the Architecture Building for use of Kofi Bar facilities and to visit the School's main reception.
As part of the wider campus development the School has also undertaken its own redevelopment projects over recent years, including refurbishing crit and gallery space, extending and updating the workshop, a new student-run coffee bar, newly refurbished ateliers studios, a new planning social space and updating all student computing and printing facilities.
The University provides excellent facilities for students and staff including:
Dramatically sited on the River Tyne with its famous bridges, the city of Newcastle is by far the most visually exciting of all the great industrial cities of northern England. For the study of architecture, planning, landscape architecture and related fields there can be few more stimulating and rewarding locations.
Famous for its welcoming character, with the University at the heart of the city, it's a great place to live.
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Banner Image: Metis: Mark Dorrian + Adrian Hawker, Section, Northwich Cultural Centre (2009)