Our architects are creative, reflective, resourceful - and highly capable of addressing the challenges of contemporary design, nationally, regionally, and internationally. Our degrees offer the professional awards of RIBA part 1, 2 and 3.
Qualifying and employability
In order to qualify as an architect, following successful completion of RIBA parts 1 and 2 you need to complete a minimum of two years' eligible professional experience, and then pass the final Professional Practice Examination (RIBA part 3). Architecture degrees at LSBU prepare you for future studies, and a fascinating career either as an architect, or in other design-related areas.
Architecture graduates from the BA (Hons) Architecture at LSBU have been accepted for further studies at prestigious national and international schools, including the Bartlett, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the Architectural Association, and the Royal College of Art.
The School's programmes of study are renowned across the built environment industry. Even when the economy has suffered, LSBU architecture graduates have proven resilient, and in demand by employers across a wide range of built environment activities.
We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in architecture that are professionally validated by the RIBA, preparing architects for the RIBA part 3 Professional Practice examination (also available as part of our programme for those who have successfully completed RIBA parts 1 and 2). We also offer a unique specialist Masters degree, which focuses on digital design and robotic fabrication in architecture.
LSBU maintains dedicated studio spaces and specialised equipment for architecture students. From expansive, bespoke working space for both undergraduate and postgraduate architecture students to sophisticated hardware supporting advanced digital design and fabrication, LSBU is helping to transform the architecture industry through students’ creative use of its facilities.
Architecture students’ dedicated studio space is near the top of the Keyworth Building. Meanwhile, architectural centres at LSBU act as a hub for innovation, networking among practice experts and the general promotion of adopting BIM principles, advanced computational design, structural and spatial simulations, and robotic fabrication.
Dedicated studio spaces with inspirational views across the London landscape are used to develop students' skills and train the next generation of architects. The studios are used for individual tutorials, workshops, formal hand-drawing classes for first year students, seminars, and interim and final design juries, where students formally present their work to a panel of visiting guest critics drawn from all sectors of architecture and the fine arts.
DARLAB is advanced digital manufacturing robotic lab is designed for high-quality research, as well as developing commercial applications for architecture. The lab use an industrial robotic arms combined with several end effectors customized to carry out advanced manufacturing applications.
Accessing our facilities
Facilities, students and staff feature regularly in our knowledge transfer and consultation activities with industry. Read more about how the School works with business at LSBU.
Each member of staff has a strong track record of professional practice, academic research and publication, design expertise, and critical thinking about architecture.