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Welcome to the Department of Architecture and 3D Design at the University of Huddersfield. We have a long history of architectural education, since the school of Architecture was first established by Norman Culley in 1921. We are amongst the top 10 UK universities for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2013/14), and among the top 15 in the Guardian league table for Architecture.

Our programmes focus on cutting edge design practice and address some of the latest challenges and opportunities for our industries, including Sustainability, User Centred Design, and Building Information Modelling. Our international and industry led focus provides students with opportunities to really broaden their perspectives and understand the need to deliver innovative solutions that satisfy the physical, cultural and social conditions wherever development is required.

Our programmes are fully accredited by professional bodies like the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

Our enterprising graduates are well represented at the top of the architecture, design and built environment professions, both nationally and internationally.

Department vision:

Excellence in teaching and research in Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, playing a leading role through investigation, creativity and innovation.

The following core values are central to this vision:

  • Nurturing critical thinking and practice through a student centred learning environment with inspirational staff
  • Industry focused and practice led approach
  • Trust and commitment creating lasting relationships
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