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Dedicated team of experts

Our staff are using their innovative and creative talents to inform the curriculum of our BSc Architecture.

 

Their research in the field and their experience as practitioners, provide you with the knowledge you need to excel as an architect.

 

Find out more about our staff

Industry connections

Established connections with leading local, national and international architects allow you to make use of our network of partners for feedback, placements and training.

 

Partners like ACG (Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt) and Allies and Morrison have provided a boost for many of our graduates to pursue their creative ambitions in architectural practice.

Thriving creative community

Collaborate with your peers on imaginative design projects, participate in lively discussions about designing responsibly, and enhance your critical thinking and creative techniques in our studios and workshops.

 

Find your passion in the field, and bring design with a purpose to the next generation of architects. 

Live projects

As part of the curriculum, we offer the opportunity to collaborate on live projects, enabling you to explore your ideas while working alongside experienced architects.

Gridshell (2017)

Watch as our first year Architecture students design and build a gridshell structure with the help of architect Piers Taylor. 

PER[form]ANCE (2018)

Watch our second-year students create this replica real-life architectural brief from the School of Arts & Communication Design. Students worked alongside academics, Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio and Charley Brentnall of Carpenter Oak.

The Urban Room (2019)

From 14 May to 7 June 2019, this temporary wooden structure, built by our students, enabled conversation and encounters between people and communities across Reading town and the University.

 

Learn more about the programme of arts-based activities held in the Urban Room

 

Hybrid Practices @ Urban Room

End of year shows

These public shows allow first and second-year undergraduate students to feature their project and design work, including drawings, physical models and computer generated images.

 

"The Show is an amazing opportunity for students to meet companies, show off work and secure practical experience and jobs."

 

Paulina Lemos, BSc Architecture graduate.

Read more about Paulina's story

Scholarships

Students enrolling onto our BSc Architecture course in 2020 have the opportunity to secure a scholarship worth £1,000 for each of the three years of their course. (Subject to conditions for 2020 entry and conditions for 2021 entry).

 

Read more about undergraduate fees and funding

Architecture Society

Run by students, this society provides a way to support and expand on your ideas with your peers and have some fun while doing it.

 

"The fact that we are such a small group creates a sense of community where we are all friends and are confident enough to ask each other for help and learn."

 

Gina Bugten-Dinesen, BSc Architecture graduate

Read more about Gina's story

Year out: Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR)

Practical training and work experience are an integral part of the requirements for students planning to register as architects in the UK.

Life in the School

Join a vibrant community that will help foster your creativity and support your personal and professional development. 

Our stories

"This was the best learning experience of my life. The course gives you a collective, holistic view of architecture and each module is designed to prepare you for your future career."
Daniel Hellyer, BSc Architecture graduate 
Athena SWAN Silver Award