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Arjun Rajah

 Arjun Rajah portrait

Module Convenor for AA1IPI and Design Tutor for Year 1

Areas of interest

  • Architectural pedagogy
  • The evolving discourse between education and practice
  • Parallels between the making and consumption of film and architecture
  • Identities in architecture
  • The reciprocal relationship of habits, rituals and situated environments


As well as having over 10 years of experience in practice, I have taught as a design tutor at a range of schools in the UK at varying levels – all of which have inspired and informed my approach to design pedagogy.

In addition to teaching at Reading, I am the Deputy Year Chair for the work-based MArch1 course at the Welsh School of Architecture, a position which I draw from to help me better understand and respond to the changing relationship between education and practice. My continuing experience working on small-scale residential projects helps keep me informed on the changing needs of the industry and the architect’s place within it.

Academic qualifications

  • PGDip in Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA/ARB part 3) – University of Westminster
  • BArch in Architecture (RIBA/ARB part 2) University of Manchester
  • BA (Hons) in Architecure (RIBA/ARB part 1) University of Manchester


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