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Architecture About the department

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 fully-networked design studios. One is a drop-in studio, the other is dedicated to interactive design teaching using Promethean ActivBoards
  • Our own reference library, in addition to the main University library
  • A workshop with a Lasercutter and 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 through the image galleries to view their exhibitions, award-winning work and final projects.

A_Space is a fourth year architectural publications class, promoting the department through a range of exhibitions, talks and events and by producing a printed yearbook publication. A_Space events act as a platform for all of our students to contribute to the identity of the Department of Architecture within the wider context of the University of Strathclyde.

Find out more about some of our students.

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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, debate and stories about architecture and design within the city.

Designed, fabricated and constructed by our students in less than 4 weeks, ChalkTalk became the surprise success of the Merchant City Festival 2015.

Future Architecture Workshop: Merchant City Festival 2015

We invited prospective students of architecture to participate in a day long workshop as part of this year's Merchant City Festival.

The workshop used Architecture Studios and the ChalkTalk Pavilion created by two of our Masters students, to host discussions and creative sessions. Participants explored our city, seeking out and recording examples of five 'city themes'.