Working in Industry

The Birmingham School of Architecture and Design adopts an ‘enterprising education’ throughout its curriculum and extend this for collaborations with industry and the wider design profession. We see our school as a regional centre for innovative thinking to explore future design opportunities, instil the latest knowledge and skills, and be a catalyst for change in the industry.

Case studies

We have a range of case studies that show how you can benefit from collaborating with us. From new product development to research consultancy, we have expertise and technical facilities that we can adapt and be flexible to generate viable solutions to your challenges. Please follow the case study links below to view selected projects with industry.

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Gaining industry experience during your degree is key in helping you get your foot in the door once you graduate. On our courses, you’ll get the unique opportunity to undertake a work placement during your second year. With our excellent links across a range of disciplines, you’ll gain excellent insight and real-world projects to enhance your CV.

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Collaborative Laboratory (Co.LAB) is an award-winning design and research initiative within the Birmingham School of Architecture & Design. We co-create and co-produce creative transdisciplinary projects with a unique teaching process combining undergraduate and postgraduate students working collaboratively with our staff.

Collaborative Consultancy

Staff at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design are an interdisciplinary community of researchers, practitioners, teachers and makers who are involved in the production and evaluation of space through different scales.

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Architecture and Design

Founded in 1908, the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design embodies the concept of an enterprise education to equip students for life beyond graduation, through our extensive relationships with the professions and industries. 

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Working in Industry

The School of Architecture and Design is proud to have connections that fuel our students’ studies and give them an insight into the professional world.

Working in industry


Placements are one of the best ways of gaining hands on industry experience in a real, professional setting. Our students have undertaken placements at Gensler, Fira and more.


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Take a look through our Architecture and Design courses to find one that’s most suited to you.

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