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The University of Westminster, together with the University of Southampton, University College London and the University of Lancaster are delivering a trial to investigate whether a workforce of ‘parcel porters’ could help to reduce the current demand for kerbside space by delivery vans, in a research collaboration.

Dr Andrew Smith, Reader in Tourism and Events at the University of Westminster, will be spending the whole of April at the University of Queensland in Brisbane as part of the W. James Whyte Visiting Research Fellowship.

Twelve postgraduate students and two staff from the Architecture and Environmental Design MSc course travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil for a seven-day study trip and exchange with students from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo (FAUUSP).

Eighteen students and two staff from the University of Westminster travelled to Indonesia for a nine-day field trip to study community tourism with local students from the University of Pancasila.

Marion Roberts, Professor of Urban Design, has written an article for The Conversation on the 'Agent of Change' bill and whether it will stop music venues from closing.

Jim Coleman, Professor of Professional Practice, has written an article for The Conversation on Amazon’s second headquarters’ potential future location.

The Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment recently played host to the Sustainable Cities Lab for Saudi women architects and planners.

Emeritus Professor Peter White has contributed to new guidelines for making new urban developments bus-friendly.

Arthur Mamou-Mani, Lecturer at the University of Westminster, was interviewed for CNN Online and was featured in several other media outlets after his Galaxia design was announced as the Burning Man temple for 2018.

Five North-London schools joined together with the University of Westminster's Fabrication Lab, Aberrant Architecture and local arts centre Artsdepot to create a structure that allowed students to tell their story through design.

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport in the Department of Planning and Transport at the University of Westminster, was part of the expert panel which appeared at the London Assembly’s meeting to discuss cycling infrastructure and necessary actions for its improvements.

After being selected to build interior installations for global firm BuroHappold Engineering’s London office under the supervision of Architecture tutors Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess last year, the work of graduates from Design Studio 10 (DS10) is on display in the firm’s office.

Michael Barratt, who studied Transport Planning and Management MSc at the University of Westminster, has been recognised as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s Honours for services to transport in London.

Westminster Master of Architecture graduates, Jane Chew and Matthew Stewart, who is now Leader of the Year 1 Architecture studio at the University of Westminster, have just won a competition enabling them to present their collaborative work in the Dutch Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.

Burning Man Arts selected Westminster Lecturer Arthur Mamou-Mani’s Galaxia design to be the 19th incarnation of the Temple, which will be built and then sent up in flames to mark the end of the Burning Men Festival this year.

The University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg (H-AB) has successfully hosted a programme of guest lectures by Dr Gheorghe Multescu, Senior Lecturer and Property programmes Exchange Co-ordinator at University of Westminster.

Richard Morrison, final year student on the Master of Architecture (March RIBA Pt II) programme, has been announced to be the winner of the second prize in the Drawing of the Year 2017 competition by Aarhus School of Architecture.

Westminster Master of Architecture student Duncan Catterall has recently won ‘The Imminent Diorama’ Designs competition run by the National Trust in collaboration with Bompas & Parr and the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

Sarah Betts and Jeffrey Howard, who both graduated from the Transport Planning and Management MSc course, have recently won the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Foundation dissertation prizes.

On Tuesday 5 December, Westminster Master of Architecture (MArch) student Rhiain Bower won the RIBA President’s Dissertation Medal 2017.

The University of Westminster has won a national award for the one of the field trips it offers as part of the Tourism and Events Management BA.

On 26 October the University of Westminster held its annual Property and Construction Networking Careers Fair at the Marylebone Campus attracting a record number of participants.

University of Westminster Lecturer Arthur Mamou-Mani, now awarded with the RIBAJ Rising Star Award, says he came to the UK “to follow in the footpath of the great high-tech and ground-breaking architects, such as Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid.”

Congratulations to Construction students Hussain Tawanaee and Joshua Marshall, who were recently nominated by the Department of Property and Construction for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Certificate of Excellence Award.

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