School of Architecture
Welcome to Architecture at Oxford Brookes
Founded in 1927, the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes has established an international reputation for the quality of both its research and its teaching. As one of the largest architecture schools in the UK, with around 600 students and 70 staff, it plays a leading role in defining the national, and international, agenda in design education and research. This year we welcomed around 100 new students from home and overseas onto the undergraduate architecture course, plus 30 onto the interior architecture BA and around 120 onto the diploma in architecture and masters programmes. In addition there are some 40 students on the M.Phil/PhD programme. Matt Gaskin, Head of School
Oxford Brookes School of Architecture is recognised as one of the country's leading schools and is consistently ranked by The Architect's Journal as one of the five best schools in the UK. Students from the school figure regularly in national and international prizes and awards and go on to work for many of the best-known practices in the country. In addition Oxford Brookes was chosen by the Royal Institute of British Architects as the sole provider of the RIBA's Office Based Examination (OBE) programme for Part 1 and Part 2.
The School enjoys an international reputation in research, in areas ranging from sustainable design to modular buildings and from design for wellbeing to vernacular architecture. Staff in the department regularly secure research funding from the UK's research councils and the European Union as well as industry, with an annual research grant income averaging £1m in recent years.
This research expertise feeds directly into the teaching programme at all levels, from undergraduate to PhD.
In June 2012 the School of Architecture, Oxford celebrated its eighty fifth anniversary by expanding into the Abercrombie extension on the Gipsy Lane Campus. From the one room base of 1927 through to its current location overlooking Oxford, the School has always embraced change and innovation in its portfolio of programmes. The location of Oxford offers some of the most historically significant architecture in the world and access to some of the best modern architecture, produced by world-renowned contemporary architects. This highly desirable and rare resource sits right on the doorstep of the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University.
For examples of our students' work, take a look at our 2013 School of Architecture yearbook.