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Your life in the School

Immerse yourself in your own studio space on our London Road campus, complete with advanced digital technologies.

 

As an architecture student at Reading you will have access to a broad range of digital media and traditional hands-on workshops  that reflect real ways of working within the industry.

 

Take a virtual tour of the School of Architecture in 360 degrees

Your learning experience

Our curriculum is designed to nurture your creative ambitions to help you develop a varied and innovative portfolio.

Reviews

Review sessions allow you to present your ideas to your peers, academics and external professionals for feedback. These sessions provide insight into the working life as a practicing architect.

Field trips

There are opportunities to visit construction sites, architectural projects and professional offices in London and trips to other ethically accessible cities, including Copenhagen, Antwerp and Nantes.

Group projects

These activities provide insight into professional architectural envrionments and allow you to collaborate with your peers on innovative and exciting design projects.

Tutorials

Tutorials in design prepare you to respond to societal, environmental and technological challenges in the architectural profession. 

Studio work

Utilise your personal studio space to work on projects, and develop your creative ideas.

Lectures

Lectures provide insight into key concepts and theories that inform studio work. We regularly welcome internationally-renowned architects and specialists as guest lecturers. 

Our facilities at London Road

The heart of the School of Architecture is located in a redesigned and refitted character building, re-purposing an old library. 

 

The building reflects our ethos and replicates the working environment of architects, with studio spaces and advanced technologies.

Dedicated studio space

Daily access to your own creative workspace within the School allows you to work uninterrupted on your projects throughout your course.

Tools and workshops

Experiment with our range of advanced digital technologies including 3D printing, laser-cutting and immersive virtual reality environments.

 

We also offer workshops and activities in other areas such as life drawing, model and architectural photography, as well as casting in concrete and plaster.

Work experience

Develop your design expertise as you work on real projects with established local, national and international architects.

 

Past graduates have secured placements at practices like ACG, Broadway Malyan, Fletcher Priest, Grimshaw and Metaphor.

 

Career and application support is available to secure summer internships and work experience.

It was really handy that Reading had the contacts to help us get summer jobs. During my time in practice I was able to expand on the skills I'd gained from my studies and apply them in my final year.

Gina Bugten-Dinesen, BSc Architecture graduate

How we support you

The welfare of our students is extremely important to us. That's why the University has a dedicated range of services available to you to support your personal and professional development during
your studies.

 

The University offers both academic support, as well as non-academic support for your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

 

Read more about the support available to you during your studies

Life on campus

Our main Whiteknights campus is set on 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, only a short walk or bus ride away from our London Road campus. The campus is a thriving community and features the Students' Union, Library and places to eat.

Life in Reading

Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train.
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