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Our staff, students, and alumni have incredible stories to tell.

Join us, and we'll help you to find the topics you are passionate about to start making stories of your own.

leaders in their field

Our lecturers and practitioners are using their passion for architecture to build a better world.

Bob Allies believes that architects need to imagine how cities will evolve, and then design to accommodate that change.

Architect Emily Pallot is recognising the mutual benefits of close collaboration between architectural education and industry.

Professor Flora Samuel believes that good architecture is integral to happiness and wellbeing.

Dr Penelope Plaza is using her experience and skills as an architect to improve people's lives in Caracas, Venezuela.

Associate Professor Oliver Froome-Lewis believes the study of architecture should be firmly engaged with the world around us today.

 Inspirational students

Daniel combined a passion for construction, design and medicine into his studies.

Adam designed with a 'purpose' while studying at Reading, winning awards in the process. Here Adam talks about how the facilities and learning environment supported him.

As part of the first student cohort studying Architecture at Reading, Paulina helped to shape the identity of the course and supported the development of the End of Year Show.

BSc Architecture graduate Gina flourished academically and enjoyed being part of a thriving community in the School of Architecture.






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