Building a great future
Our accredited highly creative degree offers students a wide foundation of architectural knowledge. You will learn to draw, model, write, and, above all, define and solve problems that have a genuine social purpose, and directly improve people’s lives. Studying in detail exploration of design; review of the histories and theories of architecture; investigation into structures, construction, and design for sustainability; and an introduction to the necessary skills for professional practice.
The first year welcomes everyone into a large studio space, which is then divided into groups working on principles of architectural design and creative practices. Year 01 design studio focuses on sketching, model-making, drawing, site, and building visits. Once you have completed your first year of study, you’ll have a wide choice of design studios to choose from where you learn about the many different approaches to architecture and design, whilst working with your peers and independently.
In year 2 you will work on three architectural design projects throughout the year, each with specific themes and context for you to research and explore. In year 03, you will engage with more complex design studio projects, with more time to resolve detailed design solutions, linked to technology and structures.
LSBU architecture is about allowing you as a student to determine your interests and find your voice. When you graduate, you’ll receive your RIBA Part I and be ready to start the first stage of professional practical experience in an office before progressing to RIBA part 2 postgraduate study.
Why Architecture at LSBU?
- Our central London location is a great place from which to build professional networks – opportunities are concentrated in London and sosoutheastngland.
- Our roots the in London Council School of Building (1904) and Brixton School of Building (1940) mean that LSBU has been offering architectural education for over 100 years.
- Professional accreditation – the course is fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board.