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Working with 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.


We are at the heart of the regional architectural community, providing expertise to industry and engaging in investigative projects. The exchange of knowledge is vital in keeping a thriving creative culture for the region. Our consultancy services and live projects offer unique collaborations between academia and industry.


We are committed to helping businesses innovate, develop and grow – from the smallest SMEs to leading global brands. With innovative training, talented graduates, award-winning knowledge transfer and a strong track record of challenging conventional business thinking, we are well-placed to help your company or organisation to succeed.

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