Architecture (MArch)

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

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Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Welcome and Introduction to the course

AB 4.05, Abercrombie Building, Headington Campus.

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

Library Introduction Session

Live online

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Brookes Talks

JHB 2.08, Chakrabarti Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to Ethics

JHB 1.08, Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Introduction to Academic Integrity

JHB 1.08, Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Workshop Induction

Architecture Workshop, John Payne Building, Headington Campus.

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details
Student Support Coordinator Marta Solsona
Subject Coordinator Joel Chappell
Programme Lead  Scott Sworts
Programme Administrator Caroline Tindale
Academic Liaison Librarian  Geoff Morgan


Reading lists

Specialisation Choice  

Advanced Architectural Design


The Ongoing Moment: Dyer, G.(2005),

In the Blink of an Eye: Murch,W (1992),

From A to B and back again. A. Warhol

The Whole Earth Catalogue - Access to


A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of
Our Ideas of the sublime and Beautiful:
Burke, E (1757)

Development & Emergency Practice


Clapham Andrew (2007), Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction, OUP 2007


Davis Ian (2015), Shelter After Disaster, IFRC 2015


Frediani, A., De Carli, B., Ferrera, I.N., Shinkins, N., 2014. Change by
Design. New Spatial Imaginations for Los Pinos. Blurb.


Hamdi N (2014) The Spacemaker’s Guide to Big Change (Tools for
Community Planning), Earthscan, London


Sen Amartya (2001) Development as Freedom, Oxford University Press,


Verdirame, Guglielmo and Harrell-Bond, Barbara (2005), Rights in exile:
Janus-faced humanitarianism (Oxford: Berghahn).


Wisner, B; Blaikie, P.; Davis, I.; and Cannon, T. (2004), At Risk: natural
hazards, peoples’ vulnerability and disasters, Second edition. Routledge

International Architecture
Regeneration & Design


Orbasli, A. and Vellinga, M. (eds) (2020) Architectural Regeneration,
Blackwell Wiley


Latham, D., (2000) Creative Reuse of Buildings. Vols. 1 and 2, Donhead


Stone, S. (2020) UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory,


Orbasli, A., (2008) Architectural Conservation: Principles and Practice.
Oxford, Blackwell Publishing


Vellinga, M. & Asquith, L. (2006) Vernacular Architecture in the 21st
Century: Theory, Education and Practice. Taylor & Francis

Research Led Design     


Peña, William M., and Steven Parshall. Problem Seeking: An Architectural
Programming Primer. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2012.

ISBN-13: 978-1118084144


Zeisel, John. Inquiry by Design: Environment, Behavior, Neuroscience in
Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, and Planning. New York, NY: Norton,

ISBN-13: 978-0393731842


Why Architects Matter: Evidencing and Communicating the Value of
Architects by Flora Samuel


The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and Music by Craig L. Wilkins

Sustainable Architecture:Evaluation & Design


Zero Carbon Policy


Passivhaus the route to zero carbon?

Urban Design


Barton, H., Grant, M., & Guise, R., (2010) Shaping Neighbourhoods. 2nd
edition, Routledge.


Carmona M, and Tiesdell S (2006) The Urban Design Reader. Routledge


Gehl, J., (2006) New City Life. Danish Architectural Press, Copenhagen.


Core Modules


Management, Practice and Law

Ostime, N., Stanford, D., (2010) Architects Handbook of Practice Management. 8th Edition, RIBA Publishing


Forlati, S., Isopp, A., (2011) Wonderland Manual for Emerging Architects: How to establish and run an architecture practice in Europe. Springer Press


Defining Contemporary Professionalism: For Architects in Practice and Education by Jones, Alan; Hyde, Rob

Research Methods for Design

Key texts:

Bryman, Alan (2016) Social researchmethods (5th edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Niezabitowska, Elżbieta Danuta (2018) Research Methods and Techniques in Architecture, Abindgon, Oxon.: Routledge.


Zeisel, John. (2009) Inquiry by Design: Environment, Behavior, Neuroscience in Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, and Planning. New York, NY: Norton.


Also useful:

Groat, Linda and Wang, David (2002) Architectural Research Methods, New York: John Wiley & Sons.


Lucas, Ray (2016) Research Methods for Architecture, London: Laurence King Publishing.


Rose, Gillian (2016) Visual Methodologies (4th edition), London: SAGE.


Walliman, Nicholas (2011) Research Methods: the basics, Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge.


Foget, T., (2012) The Construction of Drawings and Movies: Models for Architectural Design and Analysis. Routledge


Klanten, R., Bourquin, N., Ehmann, S.,(2008) Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design. Die Gestalten Verlag

Perez-gomez, A., (2010) Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge. MIT Press