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New bursaries announced for Masters courses

The Hilary Taylor Scholarship and the Bishopwearmouth Bursary are now accepting applications

Architect's Journal Student Prize 2021

Graduates Luca Philo, Zara Rawson and Wing Yung Janet Tam have been nominated from our School

RIBA North East Student Awards Winners Announced

Stage 3 graduate Emma Beale received a commendation and Stage 6 graduates Rob Thackery and Nick Honey received the presentation prize

London basement extensions as normal as loft conversions, study finds

The research report produced by Professor Roger Burrows, Professor Steve Graham and Dr Alexander Wilson informs this guardian article

Architecture Degree Show 2021

This year’s Architecture Degree Show sees students addressing some of the critical issues facing towns and cities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor John Pendlebury publishes new book "Conserving the Historic Environment"

This useful guide sets out the full range of issues that planners might have to deal with concerning conservation

Newcastle University students scoop all three prizes in the Architecture for Health awards

The Stage 3 Architecture students were studying in the House of Memories studio, led by Neveen Hamza and Stuart Franklin

A student biodesign team presented their GeoBLoo project at the Biodesign Annual Challenge

Students Florian Kincaid and Lakshay Nayyar are supported by the Hub for biotechnology in the Built Environment

Living Construction: Can we grow a City?

Venice Biennale Video from the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment

Work on Farrell Centre to begin this summer

Newcastle University is delighted to announce the launch of the Farrell Centre – a new public centre for architecture and cities.

Notre-Dame, its surroundings and the Ile de la Cité

Jointly organised by Dr Josep-Maria Garcia Fuentes this event will discuss the future area of the Notre Dame

Testing Ground project shortlisted in Newcastle University's Engagement and Place Awards

The project was one of three shortlisted projects in the Engaging for Cultural Benefit category

Bunkering down? The geography of elite residential basement development in London

Professor Roger Burrows, Professor Steve Graham and Dr Zander Wilson release new research paper

New Rountable on wellbeing in the North of Tyne calls for evidence

Professor Mark Shucksmith is playing a leading role in helping to guide decisions as the region recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

North of Tyne Citizen's Assembly

Professor Simin Davoudi provides insight at the Citizen's Assembly on climate change

At Home with Children: Learning from Lockdown

New research project is looking for participants to take their survey

Urban Design and Human Flourishing

Creating Places that Enable People to Live Healthy and Fulfilling Lives

Hope under Neoliberal Austerity

New book released edited by Mel Steer, Simin Davoudi, Mark Shucksmith and Liz Todd

The Art of Experiment

Interview with Rachel Armstrong and Rolf Hughes discussing the newly released book

Software, Sovereignty and the Post-Neoliberal Politics of Exit

Professor Roger Burrows introduces his Theory, Culture & Society article, written with Harrison Smith

Welfare system poorly adapted to meet needs of rural areas

The UK welfare system is poorly adapted to meet the needs of those living in rural areas, new research led by Newcastle University has found.

Key questions on forests in the EU

Clive Davies contributes to this new publication, which compiles key research findings in the form of 12 questions on forests in the EU and the benefits they provide to society

International Women's Day 2021

MArch students Sarah Bedwell and Kate Rhodes discuss women in architecture to celebrate IWD2021

Work begins on experimental living building

Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.

PhD Student Ang Gao has her film shortlisted at the RAI Film Festival

"The Ospreys and the Old Man" is within the Shorts - Livelihood category

A paper on LEADER and Spatial Justice has been published in the open access Sociologia Ruralis.

The paper is written by Professor Mark Shucksmith, Dr Liz Brooks and Professor Ali Madanipour

Professor Rose Gilroy becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

The Professor of Ageing, Policy and Planning receives this top accolade for excellence in the field of social sciences

Professor Tim Townshend joins Healthier Place, Healthier Future for their latest podcast

Listen to this episode to find out about toxic highstreets, greening effects for improving health and food production on the fringes of society.

Living bricks can generate energy in the home and wean humanity off fossil fuels

The Active Living Infrastructure: Controlled Environment (ALICE) research consortium has successfully completed and created a prototype that could both revolutionise housing and replace fossil fuels.

Professor Rose Gilroy publishes new book "Planning for an Ageing Society"

The book introduces planners to dominant ideas about, and responses to, #ageing & considers how the demographic shift may be a catalyst for new thinking among place-makers.

Building Futures Bursaries 2021

Applications for two bursary awards for students from BAME backgrounds to study architecture in 2021 are now open.

Owen Hopkins is the guest editor of Architectural Design

The January/February special issue discusses Multi Form: Architecture in an age of transition

Mountains and Megastructures: Neo-Geologic Landscapes of Human Endeavour

Newly published book from Martin Beattie, Christos Kakalis and Matthew Ozga-Lawn now available

AJ 40 under 40: Design Office, Newcastle University

The research-led consultancy has been named as one of the Architects' Journal's prestigious 40 under 40

First Stephen Lawrence bursaries awarded to students

Students Sumaiya Aziz and Hooman Valizadeh are the first Newcastle University architecture undergraduates to be awarded Stephen Lawrence bursaries.

BA Architecture Graduate Kate Buurman awarded Commendation in the 2020 RIBA President’s Bronze Medal awards

Kate’s final year The Mothers of Gingerbread project was selected from a record 135 entries in the Bronze Medal category

Congratulations to Dr Usue Ruiz Arana on winning the Landscape Innovation Award at the Landscape Institute Awards 2020

Her project Thinking with my Ears: Guidance on Sound for Landscape Architects was announced as the winner at the online ceremony

MArch Graduate Jack Ingham shortlisted for the Architectural Drawing Prize

Congratulations to Jack Ingham who graduated from our Master of Architecture programme in Summer 2020.

Congratulations to APL alumnus Jacob George on receiving the RTPI Research Excellence Student Award

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2020 ceremony was held online on 7 September

Embodied Awareness and Space Symposium

A virtual symposium will be held 22 - 24 April