Portsmouth School of Architecture
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Innovation through Architectural Design: Summer 2017
Join this exciting residential summer school programme at the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture from 25 June – 08 July 2017. Find out more »
Italian Field Trip included for BA1 students
First year Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design students will visit an Italian city in Teaching Block 1. Flights, transfers in Italy and accommodation are fully included. Transfers to and from UK airports, subsistence and spending money are not included.
What We Do
The School of Architecture at the University of Portsmouth provides an inspiring and challenging curriculum supported by collegiate staff with diverse experience, which encourages curiosity, experimentation and discovery within a student-centred learning environment.
We foster attitudes of social responsibility and ethical practice within a context-led approach to architecture, design and associated disciplines in supporting students in realising their individual potential.
Our unique historic coastal city location provides a gateway to Europe and beyond, cultivating attitudes of global citizenship, networking, and collaboration in regional, national and international scholarship, research and practice.
Athena SWAN in the School of Architecture
The Athena SWAN Scheme focuses on how higher education institutions can better promote the careers of women in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM). This year’s Athena SWAN Conference (04 March 2015) was held within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, with the Portsmouth School of Architecture hosting guest speaker Jane Duncan, President Elect of RIBA. For more information on the conference and the University’s bronze award-winning commitments to the scheme, you can visit its dedicated website below.
Re-Naturing Cities Workshop
The main aim of this workshop is to explore novel theories, strategies and methods for re-naturing cities. There is today strong interest in the theme, since 'naturalising' cities can help address multiple global societal challenges and generate benefits, such as the enhancement of health and well-being, sustainable urbanisation, ecosystems and their services and resilience to climate change. Approximately 40 academics from the UK and Brazil, most of which will be early career researchers, will participate in this four-day workshop. This initiative is a partnership between the University of Portsmouth and the Universidade Federal de Goiás.
We offer a range of accredited and non-accredited courses associated with architecture, spaces, places and the interior leading to a variety of careers. These include undergraduate courses BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and postgraduate courses, which build on these and develop research skills and specialisms.
Student work is of an outstanding quality, and much is showcased on our blogs and published in our yearbooks.
We are very proud of the achievements of our students and staff. From competition winners to research funding, you can find out about the array of activities we get involved in here by reading our regularly updated news features.
Employability is a key issue for our teaching, and our graduates are very successful in finding a wide range of excellent jobs in architecture and interior design.
International exchanges, projects and collaborative opportunities are at the heart of the School of Architecture’s values. We continually seek to create international experiences for our students to explore different cultures in response to the fast moving global world. Cultural awareness is cultural.