Architecture

Few sectors are able to leave a cultural and physical legacy like architecture

Our architects are creative, reflective, and 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.

Graduates of BA (Hons) Architecture may apply for further study at postgraduate level on our Postgraduate Master in Architecture (RIBA Part 2) programme, or at any RIBA recognised school.

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.

We also offer other architectural related courses in our Division of Construction, Property and Surveying.

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Our courses in architecture are fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

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Architecture degree professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), forming the first step towards becoming a fully qualified architect.

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Our courses in architecture are fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Accredited by the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA), this postgraduate diploma offers the professional award of RIBA Part 2. Course offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

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Develop technical skills and explore the study of architecture in-depth.

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Study in the DARLAB with our Kuka robot, where cutting-edge technology meets architectural design. Full-time or part-time.

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A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. Offered full-time and part-time.

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This course prepares candidates who already have recognised RIBA Part 2 qualifications in Architecture with adequate professional experience in preparing for their Part 3 Professional Examination.

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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.

Facilities case studies

  • Student in Design Studio

    Architecture Design Studio

    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.

  • floor plan model

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) Centre

    BIM is a collaborative approach across the whole design team to managing and planning every aspect of design and operation in the construction process in a more efficient way to improve the basis upon which industry professionals and their clients operate.  The BIM Centre at LSBU acts as a hub for innovation, and professional training and networking amongst practice experts in the built environmental sector.

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    Digital Architecture Robotic Lab (DARLab)

    This advanced digital manufacturing robotic lab is designed for high quality design, research, and fabrication as well as developing commercial applications for architecture. This is achieved by using an industrial robotic arm in combination with quick change plates, which are able to easily modify the configuration of cells depending on the process to be applied.  LSBU is one of the few schools of architecture offering these facilities, which represent a unique opportunity for students to undertand and test the connections between digital design, fabrication prototyping, and large scale manufacture.

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.

Steve Bowkett

Job title: Senior Lecturer - Architecture
Telephone: 020 7815 7153

Steve has been teaching and practicing architecture for the past 28 years. He joined London South Bank University in 1990 as a Senior Lecturer in Architecture after having graduated with a Master's Degree from the Royal College of Art in 1986.


Spyridon Kaprinis

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7285

Spyridon Kaprinis is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture in the School of Built Environment and Architecture.


Prof. Lilly Kudic

Job title: Head of Architecture
Telephone: 020 7815 7101

Lilly has extensive design studio experience at all levels of architectural education, leading Bachelors design studios for 5 years. and Masters design studios for 15 years. Lilly’s students have received the RIBA President’s Bronze and Silver Medals, and have been commended at both Bronze and Silver level on a number of occasions. Graduates of her studio work in the offices of Foster and Partners, Niall McLaughlin, Wilkinson Eyre, Stanton Williams and Zaha Hadid Architects, among many other distinguished practices.


Luke Murray

Job title: Course Director – MArch: Master of Architecture
Telephone: 020 7815 7282

Luke Murray is Course Director of the MArch: Master of Architecture.


Onur Ozkaya

Job title: Course Director for MSc Architecture
Telephone: 020 7815 7166

Onur Ozkaya is Course Director for MSc Architecture at London South Bank University (LSBU).


Federico Rossi

Job title: Course Director, MSc Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7815 7130

Federico Rossi is the Course Director for MSc Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction at London South Bank University (LSBU).