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Welcome to Architecture

Offer Holder Events

Come and meet us to discover more about Architecture at Lancaster. Our bespoke applicant events are taking place on:

  • Saturday 25 February 2023 (campus event)
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 (digital)
  • Saturday 11 March 2023 (campus event)
  • Saturday 25 March 2023 (campus event)
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About your course

Browse the information on this page to find out more about your course, and use the contacts section to get in touch if you have any questions. We'd love to hear from you!

Welcome to Architecture

Dr Ana Rute Costa, Admissions Tutor for Architecture and Course Leader, wishes you a warm welcome.

Your course

Subject guide

Download the subject guide to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Architecture, and what you'll study.

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Chat with Oliver

Message Oliver with any questions about student life and studying at Lancaster. No question is too basic! "I am currently on track to begin my career as an architect with a 3-year undergraduate degree at Lancaster University. Since I was young, I have always been interested in building or assembling/disassembling things. I have a passion for seeing how things work and how things are made."

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Hi there! I’m Giles. I don’t come from far away (Manchester), but my original hometown is Norman, Oklahoma. I’m a first-year architecture student and being part of the first-ever cohort is really exciting. I hope to be an architect practising all over the world in countries I never thought I’d go to.

In the evenings, I love to go for a run around campus, making different routes to shake it up a bit. If you see me around on a run, give me a wave! I also like walking into the kitchen and cooking something from scratch I have never made before and praying for the best. My flatmates are almost certain I have no idea what I’m doing in the kitchen, but I’ve slowly been making a recipe book out of my culinary successes.

As an architecture student, it is very full-on and so when I get free time, I like to edit photographs I have taken on Photoshop. It is my new-found hobby since being able to access so many great IT programmes through the university.

Lancaster is such a diverse university; I have met so many people from so many places which only drives me to travel and explore as far as I can!

If you want to see what’s going on in the Lancaster School of Architecture, you can find me on Instagram @gilez.architecture

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your course or your application.

Don't forget you can also contact your student ambassador!

About your application

Contact: Undergraduate Admissions

About your course

Contact: Dr Ana Rute Costa, Admissions Tutor for Architecture

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More about Architecture

Here you can find out more about studying Architecture at Lancaster University.

The architecture studio at Lancaster

Award winning eco-building

Set close to woods and ponds, our brand new, specialist Architecture studio opened in October 2020. It is adjoined to the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts which won the BREEAM Higher Education Award and the Green Apple Environment award in 2012.

Design a city using recycled materials! Download a PDF worksheet and try this sample activity.

Recycled City worksheet
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A Career in Architecture

Lancaster University places a strong emphasis on providing opportunities to gain the skills, experience and support that will enable you to fulfil your career ambitions, which is why our students are so successful at gaining professional level work after they graduate. You will be taught by professional architects, and throughout the course, we aim to include site visits and field trips, as well as opportunities to meet and work with Architecture practices.

While many students on this programme will wish to become an Architect, a degree in Architecture also provides a platform to start a career in related jobs in the field such as urban design, planning, conservation, property developing and other design areas.

The Architecture course is designed to prepare you for the first stage of your professional career, with a strong understanding of building design and construction including the technical components and processes of realisation. This includes construction detailing, materials, specification and technological innovations in architectural technology.

Professional Accreditation

The BA (Hons) Architecture is fully accredited by the ARB (Architects Registration Board) which is the first part of the professional pathway to becoming an architect.

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Architecture at Lancaster

Visit the Architecture web pages.


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