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Birmingham School of Architecture and Design blog

Welcome to the online home for our community of aspirational, innovative and creative individuals. Our blog is for sharing our experiences and visionary ideas with each other, the industry and the world. Find out more about the School of Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University.

A Day in the Life of an Interior Architecture and Design Student

Paige Hills is a second year student on our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course. Attending lectures and classes, managing project deadlines and independent study alongside her social life keeps Paige very busy! Here she gives us an insight into a typical day in her life as a student at BCU…

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Which Architecture and Design course is right for you?

Need some help deciding? Talk a look at the different courses available in this diverse and exciting area of study.

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New Designers 2021 Winner: Sophie Hickman

Product and Furniture Design student, Sophie Hickman, won the Habitat Future Design Award at this year’s New Designers ...

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New Designers 2021 Winner: Dominik Bondicov

Product and Furniture Design student, Dominik Bondicov, awarded Creative Conscience Environmental Design award at this ...

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Retrofit – The Future?

80% of the buildings we will have in 2050 have already been built, but many have poor levels of energy performance and ...

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Sneakerheads Clean Up with Sole Circle UK

Graduate Rishika Bhalla has kickstarted her career by encouraging ‘sneakerheads’ to spruce up their old shoes and give ...

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What To Expect in Your First Year Studying BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Abbie Potter joined Birmingham City University’s School of Architecture and Design to study BA (Hons) Interio...

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MArch Students ‘UnEarth’ Success in International Design Competition

Anita Brindley and Lauren Francis were recent winners at the Confluence Ideathon 2021. 

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Sign of Hope: Award success for Malaysian Students

Students from BCU's partner institution, the Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA), were recent winners at the Confluence Id...

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10 Top Tips for Packing to Move to University

Are you moving to university, but fear packing? Preparation ahead of moving day is key to ensure you don’t feel overwh...

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What can I do to prepare for my course at the School of Architecture and Design?

If you are looking to join the School of Architecture and Design this September, look no further for tips and id...

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Spotlight on BAD Women’s Network

Birmingham Architecture and Design Women’s Network connects women and non-binary students across the architecture and d...

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Design Management Lecturer Selected for Undergraduate Awards Panel

Nicholas Irvin, has been selected as a Design Judging Panellist for the prestigious Global Undergraduate Awards 2021.

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My Placement at Meridian Speciality Packaging

BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design student, Beth Martin, tells us about her placement experience with a packaging c...

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Graduate Jas Bhalla Named in 40 under 40 List

Architecture graduate Jas Bhalla, named in prestigious 40 under 40 list, gives a talk to staff and students. 

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Alumni Spotlight - Devinder Matharu

Devinder Matharu, MA Conservation of the Historic Environment  graduate, talks to us about her experience at Birmingh...

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Life as a Design for Future Living Student

First year student, Zoe Culverhouse, shares her experience of the course so far and why she chose to study at BCU. 

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10 Architecture and Design Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

If you find yourself getting lost on your Instagram feed on a daily basis in need of something new, we’ve gathered tog...

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What can I do with an Architecture and Design degree?

The Architecture and Design industries lay claim to a collection of contemporary and traditional sectors, giving gradua...

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Creating Online Communities with Architecture Families

Three undergraduate students from BA (Hons) Architecture have launched an initiative designed to recreate the on-campu...

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Founding the Future with Lesley Lokko

Architecture Lecturer Amrita Raja talks to Lesley Lokko about race, academia and The African Futures Institute. 

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Student Team Finishes in Poll Position

A team of final year students were recently named winners of a concept design competition organised by LSH Auto. 

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Student Voice: Laura Hastings

Laura Hastings, BA (Hons) Architecture student, talks to us about her experience at BCU. 

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Putting Design at the Heart of Innovation

MA Design Management students provide creative insight into the human factors team at AECOM.

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Designing Bee Houses with The Wildlife Trust

BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design students have been designing contemporary ‘bee houses’ to increase habitat for a...

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Top 5 Architecture shows on TV right now

With most of us stuck indoors yet again, we’re ready to discover our winter binge-watch.  Here’s our top picks of Archi...

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Rediscovering Moseley Road Baths: Student Team Shortlisted for Design Award

A group of postgraduate students from our Architecture course have been shortlisted for the prestigious Philip Webb Aw...

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Alumni Spotlight - Jo Horton

Jo Horton (MA) Conservation of the Historic Environment graduate talks to us about her experience at Birmingham City Un...

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Plan B was always the Plan A

Two of our recent graduates have featured in a RIBA Journal article exploring the ways students and young architects ar...

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Staff profile: Rachel Sara

Take a look at Rachel’s career highlights and passion to support a diverse range of students in Architecture through ...

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Architecture alumnus helps build Nightingale Hospital

Architecture alumnus Jordon Lambert helped design and build the NHS Nightingale Hospital in the ExCeL Centre in London...

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Alumni Spotlight - Imogen Campbell

Imogen Campbell (MA) Conservation of the Historic Environment graduate tells us about her experience at BCU and what sh...

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How I became President of the Birmingham Architectural Association

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