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Department of Architecture and the Built Environment

A new department to lead in societally-informed design

York is well-positioned to become a leader in societally-informed design.

Establishing a new Department of Architecture and the Built Environment creates the opportunity to innovate in how we educate design professionals through an interdisciplinary approach of being culturally informed, inclusive, creative and sustainable.

We aim to be academically challenging and adopt methodologies that draw on practical interaction with the wider community in providing experience for students; locally, nationally and beyond the UK.

We'll take advantage of our context as a heritage city to inform future developments, embracing computational modelling and design as an essential part of our creative studio work.

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Wayne Keating
Head of Faculty Operations (Arts and Humanities)

Studying architecture in the new department

Our new department offers an exciting opportunity to re-think the student experience. Establishing a focus on real-world 'projects' from the outset, our courses will place an emphasis on teamwork, co-design, non-standard educational routes and multi-cohort teaching.

Our initial goal is to deliver a BA in Architecture as part of a suite of professional programmes resulting in RIBA/ARB accreditation. The new department will sit in the Arts and Humanities faculty, but will also act as a hub for collaboration across the wider University for teaching and research in architectural design and related disciplines.

Recruiting staff

We’re recruiting various roles to staff the new department:

  • Founding Professor and Head of Department
  • Professor of Architecture (coming soon)