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Dean of School's Welcome

Dr Adrian Lahoud, School of Architecture

The School of Architecture offers an unparalleled interdisciplinary context to pursue design research in the spatial disciplines.

Located in the RCA’s Kensington and White City sites, the School of Architecture provides a stimulating and vibrant cultural context for study in one of the world’s leading cities. 

The distinctive College environment offers students the opportunity to realise live projects and to work alongside designers and fine artists in a concentrated, postgraduate-only environment. This context allows students to push their material, conceptual and technical skills beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries – expanding the potential of future practice while forming friendships and creative partnerships that last a lifetime.

We see the design studio as providing a supportive and critical platform for the cultivation of distinctive forms of practice upon graduation. The studio-based learning environment is supported by historical, theoretical and technical seminars where students are introduced to a wide range of design research methods and approaches. Within each Programme, opportunities for live projects and fieldwork are provided in line with the pedagogical ambitions of studio leaders.

"The School of Architecture is a rich and expansive setting for the pursuit of design experimentation and research, producing generations of graduates that lead practice in their chosen fields." Dr Adrian Lahoud

Dean, School of Architecture

Adrian Lahoud
Adrian Lahoud