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Department of Architecture


In June 1921, Cambridge University formally established an Examination in Architecture for the BA degree, with the first examinations happening the following year in 1922. One hundred years on, we invited alumni of the Department to join us to Celebrate 100 Years of Architecture.

In preparing to celebrate this occasion with our alumni, we realised that no student exhibition catalogues were produced before 1983. We therefore encouraged alumni to send pictures and descriptions of their work as well as memories of their time at Cambridge so that we may create an archive of student work through the ages.

On 9 July 2022, representatives presented a retrospective from each decade, charting 100 years of architectural teaching, research, work and memories. Following the centenary event, the Faculty Library will manage these archives for future reference and research.