About the faculty
Welcome from the Dean
The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster is one of the country’s leading centres for teaching and research in architecture and the built environment.
The Faculty is one of the few in the UK to bring together all the disciplines that inform the design and development of our cities. From architecture to transport, construction to tourism, property to urban design, housing to planning – our various subject areas are all central to discussions about urban futures, and because they are all brought together under one roof there is the opportunity for working across normal professional boundaries.
With more than 2,000 students, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of the largest providers of built environment education in the UK. Our courses range from foundation level, providing access to university degrees, right through to an ever-expanding cohort of PhD students.
Situated on Marylebone Road, opposite Baker Street Tube station, the Faculty uses its central London location to great effect. We have strong connections to all our professional bodies, and are able to engage leading practitioners in the delivery of our courses. This means our undergraduate courses have developed strong links with the various professions and future employers, leading to excellent employment prospects for our students. At postgraduate level we have a range of specialist courses that also build on our professional connections, and have a very high reputation in the external world. We are a core part of the University’s connection as a UN Habitat Partner University, reflecting the international scope of our activity.
Our research quality was recognised in the last Research Assessment Exercise, in which 20 per cent of the research in Architecture and the Built Environment was judged as ‘world-leading’, and 40 per cent as ‘international’. A range of high-level consultancy activities complements this research, and brings our knowledge directly to bear in the outside world.
Overall, the Faculty has the ambition, through its teaching, research, consultancy and outreach activities, to make a major contribution to the debate around the future of our cities. I hope you will join us in meeting this ambition.
Interim Dean, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Take a look at the staff within the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment