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The People’s Palace: Yara (room) on the periphery / Ààfin Awon Aniyan

What makes us different

Emily Wickham

Creative partnerships that last a lifetime

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.
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How we work across the School

The studio-based learning environment is supported by historical, theoretical, media 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.

A hands on experience

Practice mentor schemes across all programmes pair students with practices and help expand professional networks.

Our research

In keeping with an institution that highly values innovative practice and academic research, design-led research in the School of Architecture is integrated with more conventional text-based enquiry. We especially support practice-led and interdisciplinary design research with tangible public and social impact.

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Featured projects

Research collaborators

Laboratory for Design & Machine Learning

In addition to the research themes, the School of Architecture created the Laboratory for Design & Machine Learning to conduct research into new interdisciplinary forms of designing, evaluation, and policymaking.

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Our programmes

Our MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees allow you to build expertise in your chosen discipline.

Our short courses

We run short courses, lasting from one day to three weeks, for creatives and prospective students.

Custom executive education

We deliver senior-level custom executive education programmes for business, government, the public sector and universities globally.

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Key staff

Find out more about our academic staff.

Meet the RCA

Meet Dr Godofredo Pereira, Head of Programme for MA Environmental Architecture & MA City Design.

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Contact us

Get in touch if you'd like to find out more about the School of Architecture.

Email us at
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