Department of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University

Department of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
School of Architecture
Oxford Brookes University
Established 1927
Director Prof. Matt Gaskin
Location Oxford, United Kingdom

Founded in 1927, the School of Architecture in the Faculty of Technology, Design & the Environment at Oxford Brookes University is one of the largest architecture schools in the UK, with around 600 students and 70 staff.[1]


The school

According to the RIBA, the department is 'a thriving school, attracting high-quality students and offering innovative and diverse programmes which benefit directly from its associated research institutes/centres'.[2]

Specialist study

Centre for Development and Emergency Practice. CENDEP was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize[3] and is well known for its programme for humanitarian practitioners.[4] CENDEP provides an academic setting for the study of cities, humanitarianism and refugees. Singer and activist Annie Lennox is patron of the Master's Course in Development and Emergency Practice.[5]

The studios

The School operates mostly open plan studio spaces, with students from all years sharing working space. The digital studio was designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects[6] and new studio space provided follows a similar design.

Notable staff

  • Prof. David Greene (Archigram)[7]
  • Prof. Paul Oliver — Vernacular encyclopedia[8]
  • Prof. Nabeel Hamdi — Author, humanitarian and winner of UN Habitat’s Scroll of Honour[9]
  • David Grindley[10]
  • Andrew Holmes — Artist[11]
  • Prof. Mark Swenarton — Founder of Architecture Today and Ecotech[12]
  • Stephen Gardiner OBE[13]
  • Niall McLaughlin — UK Young Architect of the Year 1998[14]
  • Oliver Heath — Broadcaster/architect[15]
  • John Stevenson

Notable alumni[citation needed]

  • Prof. Nabeel Hamdi — Author, humanitarian and winner of UN Habitat’s Scroll of Honour
  • Charlie Luxton — Broadcaster/architect
  • Dr Hugo Slim — Author and chief scholar at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Switzerland and former trustee of Oxfam
  • Jason Bruges
  • Kevin Rhowbotham — Author and teacher, former head Dip. Arch at Architectural Association, London
  • Bryan Lawson — Author of several books regarding design theory (How Designers Think and The Language of Space) and Dean of the Faculty of Architectural Studies at Sheffield University

Honorary[citation needed]


External links

Coordinates: 51°45′17″N 1°13′22″W / 51.7546°N 1.2228°W / 51.7546; -1.2228