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Read more at: The MSt Building History course will be holding an online Open Day on Thursday 11 November

The MSt Building History course will be holding an online Open Day on Thursday 11 November

12 October 2021

The course will start at 14:00 and the Course Director, Dr Adam Menuge, will discuss all aspects of the course, followed by a questions and answers session. If you would like to attend, please contact the Building History Administrator, Alex Lumley, at ael45@cam.ac.uk to book a place.


Read more at: Alumnus Rashid Bin Shabib co-produced the research and accompanyting publication for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the Venice Biennale which won the prestigious Golden Lion Award

Alumnus Rashid Bin Shabib co-produced the research and accompanyting publication for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the Venice Biennale which won the prestigious Golden Lion Award

28 September 2021

The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates in the Venice Architecture Biennale has researched an environmentally-friendly alternative to cement inspired by the UAE’s which was made from salts and minerals inspired by the UAE’s salt flats The book that accompanied the project, entitled 'The Anatomy of Sabkhas', was...


Read more at: The Department is delighted to be top of the 2022 Guardian University subject rankings list for Architecture

The Department is delighted to be top of the 2022 Guardian 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...


Read more at: 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

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...


Read more at: 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

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: https://www.icas.asia/icas-book-prize-2021


Read more at: The Virtual Exhibition is now live!

The Virtual Exhibition is now live!

20 July 2021

A 360-degree version of the 2021 Summer Show is now live on the ARCSOC website: https://cambridgearcsoc.com


Read more at: Alumna Alison Killing is the first architect to win a Pulitzer Prize
Alumna Alison Killing is the first architect to win a Pulitzer Prize

Alumna Alison Killing is the first architect to win a Pulitzer Prize

12 July 2021

Alison Killing was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting along with Megha Rajagopalan and Christo Buschek for their reporting of alleged internment camps in China. Killing is an architect and geospatial analyst using maps and data as an investigative tool to examine social issues and has credited her...


Read more at: Alumna on Queen’s Birthday Honours List – Sumita Singha OBE

Alumna on Queen’s Birthday Honours List – Sumita Singha OBE

14 June 2021

We are proud to note that Sumita Singha OBE, an alumna of our MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture, has been awarded an OBE for services to architecture.


Read more at: Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Course Leader for the MSt Architecture Apprenticeship, has been interviewed for the 'Theory of Architecture' podcast discussing the course and his new book, 'The Edwardians and their Houses'

Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Course Leader for the MSt Architecture Apprenticeship, has been interviewed for the 'Theory of Architecture' podcast discussing the course and his new book, 'The Edwardians and their Houses'

14 June 2021


Read more at: The Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, PLP Architecture and Dukta have joined creative forces to develop a sustainable geometric timber structure that will be exhibited in this year’s London Design Biennale

The Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, PLP Architecture and Dukta have joined creative forces to develop a sustainable geometric timber structure that will be exhibited in this year’s London Design Biennale

7 June 2021

'Unfolding' responds to this year’s focus on global forestation, considering a future of design in relation to the climate emergency and the built environment’s contribution of nearly 40% of the world’s carbon emissions.