About the school

The School of Architecture celebrated its 90th year in 2017 and is one of the oldest Schools in the UK. Located in the historical city of Oxford with its architecturally interesting landscape, the School’s culture is one of innovation and experimentation, shaping the individual through diverse thinking. 

The School is based in a modern RIBA credited building on the Headington campus. Within the studios there are a wide range of project scales and context allowing growth and distinction in our students portfolios. 

You can see the breadth and depth of work at the many exhibitions throughout the year, with the highlight being the End of Year Show, where leading practices present excellence awards to our students. 

Our part 1 and 2 courses are RIBA, ARB and LAM (Malaysian Architecture board). The School has associated affiliated status from the ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture).

Staff and students are actively involved in shaping the national and international architecture agenda through live projects, research and field trips. The shared studio spaces allows for cross-school collaboration which enhances the student experience and learning. 

A multicultural and collaborative environment means our graduates have an appreciation of world-wide issues, from low carbon buildings in Oxfordshire to a humanitarian crisis management in Kenya. The School has an active and award-winning society OXArch who run a wide range of events, visiting lectures and debates throughout the year.