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Emerging architects win AJ100 2024 New Talent awards

Ellen Willis, a Newcastle University K100 graduate in 2020, received the New Talent Award for Part 1

GAP student Emily Irving attended the Women in Property NE Awards with Dr Abby Schoneboom

18 students in their 2nd year in Universities across the NE were nominated to attend the event

Professor Simin Davoudi elected as Trustee of the Academy of Social Sciences

With over 1500 distinguished Fellows, the Academy is the UK’s leading independent voice for academics, learned societies, and practitioners in social science.

Geography and Planning graduate Katie Honey awarded first place in the UGRG Dissertation Prize

Katie's dissertation "Get the London Look: The Geographies of London-Based Beauty Brands and Branding in Response to Social and Cultural Change" took the top spot

Patsy Healey Obituary

We pay tribute to the inspiring Professor Emeritus Patsy Healey (1940 - 2024)

The Common Room and Newcastle University are commemorating five Inspiring Pioneers with a plaque in their honour.

The latest commemorative plaque is set to be unveiled on the Tyne Bridge, in honour of Dorothy Buchanan who was a member of the design team for the bridge which opened in 1928

Design Your High Street

AUP Stage 3 students are running a workshop on Thursday 22 February with local architect firm Harper Perry

Field trip to London with Architecture and Urban Planning Stage 2 students

The trip involved talks from St Clements Community Land Trust and a visit to the Childrens Centre in Somers Town

Drawing of the Year Awards 2024

Entries are now open to the annual Archisource drawing competition

Cap-a-Pie Translating Ferro/Transforming Knowledges

These audio theatre shows are inspired by the work of researchers from Translating Ferro/Translating Knowledges, or TF/TK, a joint Brazil/UK research project. The TF/TK team are developing new ideas for how buildings can be constructed in responsible and just ways.

Engaging Children and Young People in Planning

Teresa Strachan's new book using her work on Canny Planners and YES Planning will be published on 25 March 2024

Mark Shucksmith discusses "A Wellbeing Framework for the North of Tyne" project

This project won the University's Engaging with Policy & Practice award at the Engagement and Place Awards 2023

Applications open for the Architects Benevolent Society's Hardship Fund

Are you in your final semester but at risk of not being able to complete your course because of financial pressure?

Dr Gabriel Silvestre is a guest on the Minor Revisions podcast

The afterlives of urban megaprojects: Grounding policy models and recirculating knowledge through domestic networks”

APL graduate Clare Bond receives Thornton Education Trust award

Clare Bond has been named joint winner of "Individual of the Year - Emerging" in the Thornton Education Trust Inspire Future Generations Awards for her work at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

MArch graduate wins top architecture award

Chloe Dalby has won the prestigious Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing at Part 2 in this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Medals.

Northern Bureau for Architecture - James Longfield

The Architects Journal spotlights the Northern Bureau for Architecture in its latest practice profile

Multispace: Architecture at the Dawn of the Metaverse

Owen Hopkins is the Guest Editor for the latest issue of Architectural Design

Knitting the Future of Architecture using Fungal Mycelium

An arch made from fungal mycelium, grown within 3D knitted fabric formwork, is on display at the Design Museum, London.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

Applications for the fellowships are now open to researchers within 4 years of PhD examination

World Mental Health Day 2023

APL held a Tea, Talk & Crafts event on Tuesday 10 October to support World Mental Health Day

Building Futures Bursaries

As we celebrate the first graduate on the bursary scheme, three more firms join to support the next generation of architects

AJ Student Prize 2023

Congratulations to Tsz Ying Ella Hui and Senjeeven Mungapen on being our AJ Student Prize nominees

Landscape Institute Awards 2023

Two Master of Landscape Architecture graduates shortlisted in the Landscape Institute Awards 2023

Professor Jianfei Zhu's Routledge Handbook of Chinese Architecture shortlisted for Colvin Prize

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain have announced the shortlist

Policy paper calls for Labour to renew the public planning system

A new policy paper to which Newcastle researchers have contributed calls on the Labour Party to embrace a reinvigorated public planning system.

Women in Property Yorkshire & North East Regional Student Awards 2023

Students Lara Baughan, Elise Barjat and Zoe Yip were the APL nominees

RIBA North East Student Awards 2023

Congratulations to Part 2 winner Anastasia Cockerill and Part 1 highly commended Adam Schell

Master of Landscape Architecture programme fully accredited by the Landscape Institute

Our 2 year landscape architecture masters degree now has full accreditation status

Stage 2 Planning Students travelled to Germany for their study visit

17 students attended the study visit accompanied by tutors Clive Davies and Neil Powe

Neveen Hamza is elected as the Chair of the International Building Performance Simulation Association

The IBPSA is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners, dedicated to improving the built environment

Simin Davoudi features on the RTPI Planning for Tomorrow podcast series

Joined by Kelly Moore, Secretary General of Commonwealth Association of Planners, Simin discusses how Planning is deployed around the world in the fight against climate change.

Global Urban Planning Education workshop

APL hosted a one-day workshop to discuss the contribution of transnational courses in urban planning programmes

APL Degree Show 2023

The annual celebration of work by students at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape goes on show Friday 16 June.

Global Urban Education Consortium

Gabriel Silvestre and William Otchere-Darko co-ordinated a 2 day workshop with colleagues from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and the School of Planning and Architecture Delhi

Together: co-housing, community and the city

Work developed by our current BA (Hons) Architecture Stage 2 students is on display in bus shelters along Shields Road, Byker

Creative engagement by 3rd year Architecture and Urban Planning students on Clayton Street

Clay Day was a playful and festive engagement day intended to deepen the understanding and research on Clayton Street

Professor Mark Shucksmith is awarded Engagement and Place Award

His project "A Wellbeing Framework for the North of Tyne" won the Engaging with Policy and Practice Award

Launch of new research group The Landscape Collaboratory

Co-directors Maggie Roe and Charlotte Veal introduced the key research themes at the launch event

GSSArchitecture joins Building Futures bursary scheme at Newcastle University for students from diverse backgrounds to study architecture

Students on the scheme have their fees waived for their three-year undergraduate study and receive an annual contribution to their living costs.

The Farrell Centre is now open

The Farrell Centre is a new centre for architecture and cities, based at Newcastle University

Open Studios 2023

An opportunity for architectural practices to open their doors for students to informally visit and experience a variety of practices

The Living Room by the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment

This installation features in the opening More with Less exhibition at the Farrell Centre

Stage 5 MArch students work with local primary school in learning lab module

This outreach and action research module is part of the Master of Architecture programme

Dr Ang Gao shortlisted for the BAFTSS Practice Research Award in the Doctoral Category

Dr Ang Gao studied her PhD at APL, supervised by Andy Law and Ian MacDonald

The People's Plinth at the Farrell Centre

Do you have an object that helps tell the story of Tyneside?

Professor Maggie Roe and Dr Niki Black contribute to the Net Zero Pathway in Calcutta, Bengal

The decarbonisation policy has used case studies from the UK and India to inform its contents

From Newcastle Podcast Episode 5.3 The Farrell Centre

A new public space for architecture and cities with Owen Hopkins

Comment: Rural poverty is getting worse – and welfare harder to access

Writing for The Conversation, Professor Mark Shucksmith discusses the issues facing people living in poverty in rural areas.

Niki Black wins best photo in NU Sustainability Festival

A Sustainable Future? The Sundarbans delta, Bangladesh

Karl Mok stars in BBC's Interior Design Masters

APL graduate and tutor in BA Architecture Karl Mok is one of 10 contestants in the fourth series of Interior Design Masters

29% Equal Podcast

29% Equal is a podcast celebrating significant women who have shaped how we practice architecture today

Design Competition NUAS x NAS

This student-led initiative was held jointly by Newcastle and Northumbria's Architecture Societies on Friday 3 February

Rural Poverty Today: Experiences of Social Exclusion in Rural Britain

Professor Mark Shucksmith has co-authored this new book, due to be published on 22 February

Teaching adaptive reuse

Daniel Burn, leader of MArch Material Change studio, discusses the 'new from old' project

New book releases from Owen Hopkins, Director of the Farrell Centre

The new publications are now available to buy and pre-order

A Space for Sound - The Arches Sound Project

Usue Ruiz Arana and Dan Hill's "The Old Pottery Murmurations" project features in the first week of the sound installation

Architecture lecturer Smajo Bešo receives OBE in New Years Honours list

The OBE was awarded for services to genocide education and commemoration

What is a Good City?

Professor Simin Davoudi is a co-director of the Centre for Researching Cities, which runs the Good City project

Professor Mark Shucksmith on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today

The programme discusses what the Labour party's devolution proposals could mean for rural communities

RENKEI Winter School at Kyoto University, Japan

Dr Cat Button and Dr Helen Underhill attended the Winter School at the beginning of December 2022

Announcing the opening of the Farrell Centre

The Farrell Centre, a new centre for architecture and cities, will open to the public in Spring 2023

Engagement and Place Awards 2022

The Dwellbeing Shieldfield project won the Team Award at this year's ceremony

New publication released under the GCRF Living Deltas project

The Sustainability, Landscape Context and Water Puppet Culture in the Red River Delta, Vietnam chapter is written by Maggie Roe, Niki Black, Hue Le and Cat Button

MArch Symposium "Questioning, Investigating, Experimenting"

MArch students taking Dissertation and Linked Research elective routes presented the results of their work in progress at the November symposium

Professor Steve Graham delivers a video interview for Faculti

He talks about his paper "Elite avenues: Flyovers, freeways and the politics of urban mobility"

APL graduate Dora Farrelly published in the Architectural Review's Letters

Dora Farrelly graduated from the Master of Architecture in 2022

Professor Geoff Vigar and Dr Abigail Schoneboom celebrate World Planning Day with podcast episode

The 50 Shades of Planning podcast invited the lecturers to discuss "What Town Planners Do"

APL graduate Michelle Martin and PhD candidate John Naylor named in RIBA's 2022 Rising Stars

The annual RIBA journal Rising Stars highlights new and emerging architectural talents

Reflections of dwelling in the landscape: Interactions, landscape justice and participatory research

Maggie Roe presents keynote speech at the 29th Session of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape

Professor Simin Davoudi makes keynote speech at the 58th World Planning Congress

Simin Davoudi makes a speech at the International Society of City and Regional Planning and is elected as a trustee of the Town and Country Planning Association.

Edge Conditions put on display

Work from 'Edge Conditions' studio displayed in Edinburgh

Commendation in RTPI's Sir Peter Hall Award for Excellence in Research and Engagement

Book from Dr. Alexander Wilson and Prof. Mark Tewdwr-Jones commended in awards

RIBA Scott Brownrigg Award for Sustainable Development Shortlist Success

Submission from Jay Hallsworth shortlisted to the final three

Degree Show 2022

Joy as APL's degree show returns to physical format in both Newcastle and London

Success in the Women in Property Yorkshire & North East Awards

Stage 2 Geography and Planning student Anna Maw wins award


Architecture students gain valuable application and interview experience

Stage 1 Architecture student commended in RIBA's future architects writing competition

Holly Milton's 'Social media trends vs architecture' published by The RIBA Journal

Professor Tim Townshend releases new book

Healthy Cities? Design for Well-being examines how where we live influences our health - for better and for worse...

RTPI Presidential visit to APL

RTPI President Tim Crawshaw visits School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

REF 2021: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Research

Unit of Assessment recognised for its sustained and collective excellence and growth

How We Live Now: Making Spaces in the North East with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative

Exhibition built around an installation of work by the radical 1980s feminist architecture co-operative Matrix comes to Newcastle

Architecture course ranked in the Global Top 50

Celebration as gains made in QS World University Rankings by Subject

Teresa Strachan Elected as Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Former Senior Lecturer in Planning elected to RTPI's highest professional membership grade.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Maggie Roe appointed to Defra's Environment Land Management working group.

Co-Director of the Landscape Centre of Research appointed to Defra working group.