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Working with business

Collaborating with Birmingham School of Architecture and Design can instil the latest knowledge and skills into your business.


We're at the heart of the regional architectural community, providing useful expertise to industry and engaging in investigative projects.

Students and academic staff collaborate with industry in a number of key ways:


Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) allows businesses to learn from the latest research and industry developments in an affordable way. KTP >>


Collaborative + Practice Lab is an innovative teaching module combining undergraduate and postgraduate students together working on various projects.

Live Projects

These projects aim to provide students with real-life learning experience in the industry, collaborating or consulting with an external client.
Live projects >>

Student Engagement

The school offers a unique collaborative 'Teaching Practice' programme on the M.Arch Architecture course. In addition to the academic studio teaching, each unit is aligned with a leading professional practice in the region where students can visit on selected days for supporting tutorials. Participating practices include: Bryant Priest Newman, K4 Architects, Make, D5 Architects and Glenn Howells Architects. Please view the M.Arch course page for more information.

Willmott Dixon, appointed contractor of the University's City Centre Campus, provides a rolling programme of visits to the construction site. These visits provide students valuable information and first-hand experience on site.

Please follow the links in the above bar to learn about each area. Discover more about industry working with Birmingham City University.


We are committed to helping businesses develop and grow – from the smallest SMEs to leading brands.

With innovative training, talented graduates, award-winning knowledge transfer and a strong track record of challenging business thinking, we are well-placed to help your company or organisation to succeed.

Case studies

We have a range of case studies that show how you can benefit from collaborating with us.