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
Homepage http://www.brookes.ac.uk/schools/be/about/architecture/

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]

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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]

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