University of the Arts London

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BA (Honours) Architecture: Spaces and Objects

Course Description

BA (Honours) Architecture: Spaces and Objects is part of the Spatial Practices programme. It explores design for the human environment through the buildings and spaces we inhabit, and the objects we use within those spaces. By considering the interaction between built form and material culture we develop a greater understanding of the role architects and designers can play in the broader contexts of contemporary society. Spaces and objects within and around buildings inform and transform our understanding and use of our buildings and cities. The interrelation of architecture, spaces and objects forms our human environment. Architecture has always been collaborative. But modern practitioners are increasingly called on to design and facilitate the integration of a broad range of other practices, from arts to engineering. Methods and materials we use to construct and maintain our built environment become critical in reflecting and questioning the impact we have on the natural environment. Issues relating to sustainability, the environment, economies and communities are central to the way this course views design. BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects enables you to adopt a critical perspective on the architectural design of our human environment in all its aspects. You'll understand how it came to be, and how we might lead its future development . BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects runs for 90 weeks full time over three years, and is divided into three Levels (or Stages), each lasting 30 weeks. The whole course is credit-rated at 360 credits, with 120 credits at each Level (Stage).

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Career outcomes

BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects students leave with a broad and valuable understanding of architectural design practice in its many forms. The skills acquired equip graduates to become versatile practitioners in many exciting and diverse professions in London and beyond. Recent BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects alumni activity demonstrates the breadth of student activity within the subject: * Ruben Everett is working with Michaelis Boyd Associates * Katarina Joannides is working with Bjarke Ingalls (BIG), Netherlands * Lily Papadopolous is working with Farrells * James Williams is working for The Telegraph * Myelin Mye has started Hau-Nork Studio, Bankok * Ewelina Schraven is working at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands * Lewis Scott is working at UXUS * Patrick Gorman is working with Ian Simpson Architects * Richard Grenfell is working with Alan Thomas Chartered Surveyors * Enrika Beigate has founded Beig Ltd * Neil Quinn is working with Stephen Taylor Architects * Benjamin Perrot is working with MUF * Federica Zama is working with Poggenpohl * Scarlett Hessian is working with Michaelis Boyd * Jordan Cottage is working with The Decorators Developing your skills - external activities BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects is designed to help you develop both transferable and industry specific skills. You'll be introduced to the issues, organisations and legal frameworks within which architecture and the creative industries operate. Media practice workshops and seminars develop your skills in drawing, model making and computer aided design and visualisation.

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