The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has a strong reputation as well as strong connections with industry leaders and the professions. The Faculty recently teamed up with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for a student mentoring scheme, and has boosted international collaboration on research, and student global mobility, including a parallel studio programme with the Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in Beijing. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 20% of the research in Architecture and the Built Environment was judged as ‘world-leading’ with 45% judged as ‘internationally excellent’.
The University of Westminster is one of the UK's leading centres for the study of Architecture and the Built Environment inspiring more than 2,000 students at its teaching base at Marylebone, in central London.
Speaking about the Faculty’s outstanding performance in the National Student Survey, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Professor David Dernie, said: “We’re delighted that our focus on student experience has been recognised in this way. The Faculty has world class facilities and is one of London’s most vibrant centres for research and teaching in Built Environment disciplines. Our connections to the professions are second to none – and this gives our students the edge.”
Jane Wright, Head of the Department of Property and Construction, added: “We are delighted with these results. We are highly focused on the student experience and will continue to improve.”
The University of Westminster’s architecture studios have undergone a £5.2m refurbishment programme, providing unrivalled facilities for study and collaborative learning. A new digital Fabrication Laboratory, equipped with flexible computer-controlled tools, allows students to explore the exciting field of digital fabrication, and is a major extension to the Faculty’s existing workshops and suite of 3D printers and laser cutters.
Places are still available to join the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment’s undergraduate courses this September.