Architecture building design

School of Architecture

At ARU, we’re creative innovators. Designing the built environment for a sustainable future.

About us

Explore our School of Architecture and meet our staff.

About our School Who we are

Our research

Discover our major areas of research and scholarly activity.

Research and scholarly activity

Student life

As an Architecture student, you will have the opportunity to learn abroad in Italy, or on field trips within the UK.

Life as a student architect

Student work

Explore our end of year exhibitions and students' work, such as the Flex Pavilion building.

Explore students' projects 1:1 hands-on experience End-of-year exhibition
Watch our 2021 End of Year Virtual Show

End of Year Virtual Show 2021

Watch our 2021 End of Year Virtual Show for Architecture, Town Planning, and Architectural Technology.

See our 2021 Pavilion take shape

ARU Pavilion 2021: One Stroke One Oak

In 2021, the theme for our annual Pavilion project for first-year students was 'One Stroke One Oak'.

ARU Pavilion Build 2020: Flock of Herons

ARU Pavilion Build 2019: Flex

Portfolio preparation

A portfolio is a well-organised and reflective collection of your best work as a designer, an artist or generally as a creative individual. Find out how you could make yours stand out.

Find out more

Our course has been awarded RIBA Part 1 Candidate Status. The School of Architecture is now pursuing RIBA Part 1 Full Status to be accredited in 2022, subject to ratification by the RIBA Education Committee. This will give further credibility to our degrees and offer greater career prospects to our students.

How to apply

Visit our course pages to find out more about how to apply and entry requirements.

If you have any questions about building your portfolio or the next steps in your application, email for information.