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The Department is delighted to be top of the 2022 Guardian and Times University subject rankings list for Architecture

13 September 2021

Rather than judging courses on a purely academic basis, the Guardian rankings focus on things that are important to students such as satisfaction levels with teaching and career prospects. Courses are given eight different scores which form a total out of 100 and Cambridge has scored the maximum amount for Architecture...

Out now! A book by Emeritus Professor Robin Spence and Dr Emily So on Why Do Buildings Collapse in Earthquakes?: Building for Safety in Seismic Areas

7 September 2021

The book delivers an insightful and comprehensive analysis of the key lessons taught by building failures during earthquakes around the world. The book uses empirical evidence to describe the successes of earthquake engineering and disaster preparedness, as well as the failures that may have had tragic consequences. https...

UCR’s Dr. Alex Young Il Seo’s (King’s College 2014) Ph.D. thesis, ‘Constructing Frontier Villages: Human Habitation in the Korean Borderlands after the Korean War’ was shortlisted in the 2021 ICAS Book Award for Best Dissertation in Humanities

24 August 2021

Alex’s thesis was also commended the 2020 RIBA President's Award for Research earlier this year. For more information visit: