We've two fully-networked design studios. One is a drop-in studio. The other dedicated to interactive design teaching using Promethean ActivBoards.
The Architecture workshop is equiped with full range of hand and portable power tools for traditional modelmaking. Fixed student accessible equipment consists of bench and floor mounted drill presses and two types of scroll saws.
There are three seminar rooms used for group presentation and teaching.
In addition to the main University library, we've our own reference library.
The Library holds more than 5,000 volumes on the history of architecture, architectural theory, contemporary architectural design, building types, urban design and technology.
The Library’s collection has been developed in direct response to the teaching delivered in the Department since 1967. The collection strengths are in urban design and contemporary architectural design.
The Library receives 20 current periodicals and holds a substantial number of archived publications.
Equipment available to students includes a CCTV viewer, access to scanner and photocopier and light box.
The Department of Architecture Library is open daily during term time, Monday to Friday, from 10.00am until 4.45pm.
For further details regarding access to these resources, please contact Jacqueline Lister.
Computer labs are located throughout the campus. Computers in Stenhouse 6.01b are installed with design software essential for the practical study of architecture such as AutoCAD and PhotoShop. The lab also provides access to an A4 laser printer and A3 colour MFD as well as a large format A0 colour plotter. AutoCAD is also available in other computer labs on campus.
The printing facilities allow students to print wirelessly from their own laptops in our Studios, using a print credit system. Print facilities currently consist of:
A0 Colour plotter
4 x A1 Colour plotters
2 x A3 Colour MFD
2 X A3 Colour laser Printers