School of Architecture

Ranked in the Top 10 UK universities

QS World University Rankings by subject 2021

Welcome to the School of Architecture

The School of Architecture is a vibrant community of staff and students located in the historical and culturally diverse city of Oxford. There is no house style at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture. Instead you are encouraged to experiment and discover your own.

Our staff are leading world-class research both here in the UK and across the globe in a variety of areas including sustainability, low carbon buildings, humanitarian action, and development and emergency practice.

Our courses are accredited by RIBA and ARB, the part 1 and 2 courses are also accredited by LAM (Malaysian board of Architects). The School also has associated affiliation with ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture).

Our facilities and resources

The School of Architecture is hosted in the Abercrombie building. The building was designed by Design Engine Architects and won awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for both its design and sustainability. Glass bridges connect the 2 sides of the building and there are design studios for you to use on both the third and fourth floors.The building is an example of best practice in terms of sustainability, construction, design and facilities, and will inspire you whilst you create your own visions.

We also have a dedicated workshop. The workshop houses a range of equipment for model making and fabrication. As well as traditional equipment, a range of digital equipment - 3 laser cutters, 2 CNC routers, 5 different types of 3D printing and 3D scanners, is available to students with no additional charge. All relevant training is provided by workshop staff.

Our facilities include:

  • 2 floors of studio spaces, designated 1st studio (undergraduate) and Interior Architecture studio,
  • computers that have the latest software such as CAD, Rhino and 3D Studio Max for modelling,
  • a fully equipped print room with industry standard printers and 3D printers,
  • a dedicated workshop for machining/joining materials.
A view of the Abercrombie building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University
Our Architecture studio
Students working on a project
A student using a screwdriver
Some students working on computers