The School is one of the few in the UK focusing exclusively on the built environment.
Our mission is to build on our teaching and research excellence in developing an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to researching and teaching all aspects of architecture, planning, urban design and landscape architecture.
The broad emphasis of the School is on making and sustaining places that enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. Much of our teaching focuses on developing professionals who can contribute to making places and buildings that enrich our society.
Teaching and research
We offer undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes which have been devised by some of the leading researchers in their fields. Our academics have written a number of core teaching textbooks used around the UK.
Our teaching programmes are accredited by and have recognition from:
- The Royal Institute of British Architects
- The Royal Town Planning Institute
- Architects Registration Board
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
In both teaching and research, we strive for 'excellence with impact'. Both strands of our work are influenced by each other. We place emphasis on working in partnership with people, communities and organisations outside academia.
As a design school, we pride ourselves on the creativity of our staff and students. You can view examples of student work in our gallery.