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ArchitectureAbout the department

We're ranked No.1 for Architecture in Scotland by the Complete University Guide

The Department of Architecture is part of one of the largest and highest ranking faculties of engineering in the UK

Our close links with the city’s creative design, construction, and engineering industries enhance students’ career prospects by providing opportunities to network and engage with professional practitioners, researchers and clients.

Study with us

We have a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level along with a number of research opportunities.  For those already in the architecture profession we have continuing professional development courses and lectures for you to keep up-to-date with industry.

Find out more about all the different ways to study in the Department of Architecture.

Our facilities

We've a number of different facilities and equipment including:

  • Two design studios; one is a drop-in studio where you can be part of our collaborative and creative studio community, the other is dedicated to design teaching
  • Our own reference library, in addition to the main University library
  • A workshop for traditional modelmaking, equiped with a full range of hand and portable power tools, available under supervision

Find out more about all the facilities available.

Our staff

Our staff have a great range of national and international practice experience. We conduct research that deals with architectural and urban issues at global, regional and local levels.

Find out more about their work, research and publications.

Our students

We're extremely proud of all the work our students produce throughout their time with us. Please take a look at our online exhibition in our Showcase 2020 and have a look at some of our Excellence and Awards.

A_Space is a community for Strathclyde Architecture students to engage with their peers in publicity and the production of our yearbook. We display our ambition through showcasing innovative work, reporting events and celebrating the diversity of students, staff, alumni, and the collaborative nature of our department.

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Find out more about some of our students and alumni

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Our experts

Our galleries

Take a look in the image gallery to see the range of award winning work that is produced in the Department

Architecture studio


Students Andrea Hickey and Neal Hemingway created ChalkTalk for their Masters project, to encourage discussion and stories about architecture and design within the city during the Merchant City Festival.

Future Architecture Workshop: Merchant City Festival 2015

We invited prospective students of architecture to participate in a day long workshop as part of the Merchant City Festival. Explore our city with them!