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LSBU introduces the School of The Built Environment and Architecture

Evening reception hosted by London South Bank University (LSBU) in support of the School of The Built Environment and Architecture
13 November 2014

LSBU celebrated the transition of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture by hosting a networking reception with industry professionals and LSBU's Dean of the new school, Professor Charles Egbu.

The evening reception was supported by CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers) Patrons in celebration of their 35th anniversary. The CIBSE Patrons are a group of businesses who collaborate to give financial, technical and moral backing to a wide range of initiatives led by institutions.

Practical, professionally accredited and connected to industry, LSBU's School of The Built Environment and Architecture offers some of London's best courses in engineering for cities, surveying, construction, architecture and design. The breadth and quality of the research carried out and enterprise activities is widely acknowledged.

LSBU has evolved its structure from four faculties into seven new academic schools to reflect the needs of students and business. The new schools - Applied Science; Arts and Creative Industries; the Built Environment and Architecture; Business; Engineering; Health & Social Care; Social Sciences and Law - fall under academic groupings that are focused upon responding rapidly to stakeholder need, delivering undergraduate or postgraduate education, research, professional development and business support.

Andy Ford, Professor of Building Systems Engineering at LSBU, said: "The bringing together of Civil, Structure and Building Services Engineering with Architecture, Property and Surveying in our new school  will allow LSBU to address the teaching and research necessary to deliver a future of sustainable built environment with buildings we can enjoy, in cities we can be proud of. We are honoured to be able to bring together this collective of disciplines all under one roof and hope our students will benefit from this transition."

Paul King, CEO of the UK Green Building Council added: "The new school represents an important step in bringing together not just different professional disciplines, but academics, the major institutes and businesses from across the sector. Our work must become much more integrated, and our learning much more rapidly applied if we are to rise to the unprecedented environmental and social challenges we face developing and regenerating cities."