Change is Necessary: RIBA President to give Welcome Talk to School of Architecture and Design.

We are delighted that Ben Derbyshire, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be delivering his welcome talk to the students of the School of Architecture & Design on Friday 28 September 2018. His talk will focus on current issues facing architecture. Ben took over the two-year presidential term from Jane Duncan […]

2018 Design Urban Planning Breakthrough Award.

Alex He has been selected for the 2018 School of Architecture and Design Urban Planning Breakthrough Award. This is an internal award for our BA Architecture course that is given to the project which is the strongest in terms of urbanism, considered in the broadest terms. It is an alumni award, which is why it […]

The Waste House: Top Three in the World.

Four years on The University of Brighton’s Waste House is still being celebrated, as it has just been ranked one of the most eco-friendly homes in the world by a leading design company. India-based design consultancy Minds Eye Design produced a YouTube film of some of the world’s most sustainable home builds and placed the University’s […]

Design Brighton official launch: Save the Date.

Wednesday 24th October 2018 6pm-9pm has been confirmed as Design Brighton’s official launch party. Design Brighton’s vision is to create a leading design week focused on the city’s rich built environment promoting Brighton’s global reputation as a city that has design and diversity at its core. The festival will celebrate and promote exceptional designers, producers and educator’s to provide a […]

Phil Hall Patch: Conjoining photography and sculpture.

BA Architecture Tutor Phil Hall Patch’s MRes research has been looking at the conjoining photography and sculpture. On Friday 24th September Phil Hall-Patch held a one-day exhibition at the Edward Street School of Media & Photography, presenting his MRes practice-based research on “Photography ‘with’ Sculpture”. Where, historically, photographs have often been taken ‘of’ sculptures, or […]

MA Sustainable Design Show

On an unexpectedly wet and windy Friday night MA Sustainable Design students hosted a fantastic, and (and jam packed)  Private View in central Brighton. On show were the final major projects produced by ten exceptional individuals representing the 2018 cohort of Brighton’s MA Sustainable Design. With DJ playing and drinks flowing the evening showcased a […]

Wastes and Strays.

Congratulations to History and Theory tutor Alex Zambelli who along with colleagues at Newcastle University, has won an AHRC funding bid. Next January Alex will begin a new three year project investigating aspects of common or common-like spaces within or adjacent to urban areas. The project will be both historical and propositional. Called Wastes and […]

Postcard from The Alps.

As the new term approaches SoAD staff are making the most the last few weeks of summer: Professor Charles Holland sent us this tongue in cheek postcard from The Alps. “We made it to the Alps. Yes, we went skiing in summer. I imagined the Alps at this time of year to be largely the […]

Allas Pool: Helsinki.

The urban seawater Allas Pool in the heart of Helsinki is a fantastic example of a project that brings together new ideas for creating an exciting urban culture and revitalising abandoned seafront properties. As such its a project that’s of interest to Architecture, Sustainable Design and Town Planning students alike. Such pools already exist in […]

A walk across the clifftops.

As part of RIBA’s Love Architecture Week, Professor Charles Holland will be leading what promises to be an interesting and informative walk from Dover to Deal. The walk on 14th September will follow one half of the CHALKUP21 Art and Architecture Trail. This trail celebrates the role of contemporary art and architecture, demonstrating how it […]