28 February 2017
Research into the architecture and life of one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East
Specialist in Anthropology of Architecture, Dr Marcel Vellinga is the editor of a new book launched this week (2 March) looking at the city of Isfahan in Iran and the history of one of its most famous bazaars.
14 December 2016
Paul Oliver’s archival collection arrives in Special Collections
Paul Oliver’s Vernacular Architecture Archival Collection has been deposited in the Special Collections section of Oxford Brookes University’s main library.
12 December 2016
Low Carbon Building Group leads new United Nations research project on mainstreaming sustainable social housing in India
The Low Carbon Building Group at Oxford Brookes University has launched an international research project on ‘Mainstreaming sustainable social housing in India’ (MaS-SHIP), funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
06 December 2016
Successful ONE STEP, ONE VIEW exhibition by Chinese artist Pan Gongkai
Around 150 people attended the successful launch event of the architectural design exhibition by the highly regarded Chinese artist Pan Gongkai taking place in the Glass Tank on 6 October.
02 December 2016
Energy saving community project wins prestigious Energy Awards
Project ERIC (Energy Resources for Integrated Communities) was announced as a winner in the prestigious 2016 Energy Awards at a ceremony in London on 30 November 2016.
29 November 2016
International peer reviewed conference of the association of architectural educators 6-9 September 2017, Call for Papers
Oxford Brookes School of Architecture
18 November 2016
International student welcome events
Welcome one, welcome all! The Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment hold its 2nd cross faculty international student welcome events.
09 November 2016
Researchers’ book on torture prevention discussed at UN in New York
Last month researchers from Oxford Brookes’ Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) launched their influential book on torture prevention in New York.
27 September 2016
Academics shortlisted for prestigious RIBA research award
An energy-saving project involving researchers at Oxford Brookes University has been shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Awards for Research 2016.
19 July 2016
Panel discussion with local community at the opening of the ‘Unfinished Athens’ exhibition on 17 June 2016
On 17 June 2016, Dr Igea Troiani chaired a panel discussion with Greek architects, Katerina Zisimopoulou and Nicholas Anastasopoulos, and a recent Oxford Brookes University architecture graduate, Konstantinos Papadimitriou as part of the ‘Unfinished Athens’exhibition.
04 July 2016
Student work will form the new Brookes Public Art Collection
A selection of work from both the Fine Art Degree Show and Architecture End of Year Show has been chosen to form part of the newly established Oxford Brookes Public Art Collection.
29 June 2016
Great turnout for annual Eco Bicester Living Lab conference
The annual Eco Bicester Living Lab (EBLL) conference was held at the new Franklins House building in the centre of Bicester on Tuesday 7 June 2016.
13 May 2016
Exhibition celebrates role of the garden shed in the creative industries
Art and architecture students from Oxford Brookes University have contributed to an exhibition that celebrates the role of the humble garden shed in the creative industries.
12 May 2016
Hotter, drier summers have serious implications for the UK’s ageing population
A new research study, Care provision fit for a future climate, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found that summertime overheating in care facilities is both a current and future risk, yet there is little awareness or preparation to prevent the health risks posed to the UK’s ageing population.
20 April 2016
Gujarat, India Field Trip - January 2016
This year students travelled to Gujarat, India to study the long term recovery challenges after earthquake of 2001.
17 April 2016
Announcement of forthcoming exhibition entitled ‘Unfinished Athens’ by Oxford Brookes University Graduate Architects
‘Unfinished Athens’ is a travelling exhibition of photography, designs and models by emerging British and European architects.
11 April 2016
Aiding community-led heritage regeneration in India
Six students on the International Architectural Regeneration and Development course are working on a research project to promote a community-led approach to heritage regeneration in the city of Agra, India.
22 February 2016
Alumna announced as finalist in British Council’s Alumni Awards
An Oxford Brookes University alumna has been announced as a finalist in the British Council’s Education UK Alumni Awards 2016.
08 February 2016
Film director Sarah Gavron to kick off the Oxford Human Rights Festival
The director of the 2015 British film Suffragette will be visiting Oxford Brookes this Wednesday (10 February) to show her film as part of the Oxford Human Rights Festival.
25 January 2016
Bicester’s Garth House makeover cuts energy bills for a historic building
A radical makeover of Bicester Town Council’s offices, Garth House, has achieved impressive savings in energy bills and halved the building’s emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide, according to a monitoring report by Oxford Brookes University.
10 December 2015
Architecture graduate wins prestigious RIBA Serjeant Award
An Oxford Brookes graduate received a prestigious award at the Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) 2015 President’s Medals Student Awards last week.
07 December 2015
Building performance evaluation research brochure launched at a national conference on building better buildings
The Low Carbon Building (LCB) Group of the School of Architecture and Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University hosted a successful conference on Building Performance Evaluation.
19 November 2015
Digital storytelling: bringing local neighbourhoods to life
Jeni Burnell, Research Associate in the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) on the storytelling project helping to enable a greater understanding of Oxford’s cultural heritage.
19 November 2015
Architecture students brings fresh energy to Barracks Lane Community Garden
A group of year 2 Oxford Brookes Architecture students have appeared on That’s Oxford TV being interviewed about the brand new entrance they have created for Barracks Lane Community Garden.
11 November 2015
Student dissertation shortlisted for RIBA President's Award
Oxford Brookes Architecture student Fernando Munoz Gómez has had his dissertation shortlisted for the RIBA President's Award for Outstanding Master's Degree Thesis 2015.
10 Novemebr 2015
HERON: A New EU funded Research Project on Socio-Economic Elements of Energy Efficiency
The HERON project is a research study co-ordinated by the University of Athens in Greece. Professor Rajat Gupta is the Principal Investigator from Oxford Brookes University, while Laura Barnfield and Mariam Kapsali have been researchers on the project.
10 Novemebr 2015
Faculty hosts International Welcome Event
In October Oxford Brookes University held their third International Welcome Event for international students, with resounding success. This year saw the event expand further across the Faculty for students from a wide range of courses which the faculty offers.
26 October 2015
Architecture students win RIBA prizes for excellence
Two Oxford Brookes undergraduate students have won prizes for excellence from the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
17 June 2015
Oxford Brookes Tutor Clare Nash Appointed as RIBA Role Model
Clare Nash, an Oxford Brookes tutor and Architect was appointed as a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Role Model.
2 June 2015
Architecture Academic speaks on Radio about ‘The Changing Role of Women in Architecture
Dr Igea Troiani was interviewed by Wardululu Alsaffar, Anthony Andrews, Galina Borovikova and Adrian-Constantin Alexandrescu on Brookes Radio about ‘The Changing Roles of Women in Architecture
2 June 2015
Brookes Academic speaks at Copenhagen Architecture Film Festival 2015
Dr Igea Troiani from the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes was invited to speak at the Copenhagen Architecture Film Festival ‘CAFx Relations Seminar’.
2 June 2015
First Year BArch Costume Catwalk Show
The School of Architecture hosted a Catwalk show exhibition of Costumes of 'Famous Buildings in Architectural History' modelled, crafted and made by First Year BArch students as part of their coursework for the module ‘Introduction to Architectural History and Theory’.
29 May 2015
Major EU research grant for advanced energy technology project
The Low Carbon Building Group (LCB) is in the process of helping to secure a major €3.56 million research grant from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.
19 May 2015
Ilona Hay and student collaboration with local charity to create woodland seating area is shortlisted for the Camden Design Awards
A group of year 2 architecture students and tutor Ilona Hay from Oxford Brookes, have taken part in a community led scheme to transform a small nature reserve in London.
14 May 2015
Researchers author major UN report on greening social housing
A major new report on sustainable housing titled Green Building Interventions for Social Housing has been published by UN-Habitat and UNEP. The report explores the inefficiencies of existing buildings across the world in terms of environmental impact.
22 April 2015
‘Architecture for All’ exhibition to open at Pitt Rivers Museum
On Saturday 16 May, the ‘Architecture for All: The Photography of Paul Oliver’ exhibition will open at the Pitt Rivers Museum, showcasing photographs from the Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library (POVAL), one of Oxford Brookes University’s Special Collections housed in the new Library.
22 April 2015
Student-Led Brookes Teaching Awards for 2015 are Announced
The third annual Brookes Union Teaching Awards took place on Friday 27 March in Headington Hill Hall. The awards were set up by Brookes Union to celebrate the fantastic work that academic and support staff do at Brookes.
8 April 2015
Low Carbon Communities research findings published at engaging conference
The Evaluating Low Carbon Communities (EVALOC) project presented the findings of their £1.14 million research project at a conference held at Oxford Brookes University
5 March 2015
Two Brookes alumni nominated for Architects’ Journal Emerging Woman Architect of the Year award
The award celebrates women working in the profession, recognising excellence in design and thought leadership as well as promoting role models for aspiring architects and young women in practice.
26 February 2015
Brookes students celebrate opening of local pergola
Last summer, Ilona Hay, lecturer at Oxford Brookes’ School of Architecture, met with Colin Sharp, Chairman of Lenthall Road Allotments in Rosehill at the local allotments in Rosehill.
18 February 2015
Architecture students called upon to regenerate disused Portuguese convent
Oxford Brookes Masters students have been visiting the city of Evora in Portugal to develop proposals to reuse and regenerate a disused convent in Sao Bento de Castris.
3 February 2015
Reader in Architecture to be editor-in-chief of prestigious encyclopedia
Dr Marcel Vellinga, has been commissioned by Bloomsbury Publishing to be the Editor-in-Chief of a second, revised and updated version of the award winning Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World.
27 January 2015
International award for architecture journal
An architecture journal established by Dr Igea Troiani from the School of Architecture has won the prestigious Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) award for ‘Best New Journal’.
9 January 2015
Oxford Brookes co-hosts Canadian migrant detention seminar
Oxford Brookes University co-hosted a seminar by Tings Chak on the graphic novel ‘Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention’, examining immigration detention as a growing industry in Canada.
23 December 2014
Architecture staff win ‘Best Paper’ award for low carbon community research
A research paper by Rajat Gupta and Matt Gregg has won the award for ‘Best Paper’ at the 30th International Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference.
11 December 2014
Joint exhibition showcases IARD students’ work
On 17-27 October students from the International Architectural Regeneration and Development (IARD) programme were featured at the event entitled ‘Hartera/Rijeka: What Next?’ in Rijeka, Croatia.
24 November 2014
20 Year Anniversary Celebration for MSc Sustainable Building: Performance and Design
On 31 October the School of Architecture held a 20 year anniversary celebration for the master’s degree in Sustainable Building: Performance and Design.
18 November 2014
Blueprint Magazine Class of 2014 celebrates Brookes Architecture students
Blueprint magazine recently published their list of exceptional art and design student projects and hailed Oxford Brookes as one of the best.
6 November 2014
Architecture Associate Lecturers win Holcim Award Acknowledgement Prize for Eco Kitchen and Playground in Palestine
Associate Lecturers have won a Holcim award acknowledgement prize. Their project involved turning disused historic buildings in Palestine into eco-friendly areas for the village of Beit Iksa to use.
31 October 2014
School of Architecture hosts 2nd Annual International Welcome Event
In October the School of Architecture held a welcome event for new international students arriving at Oxford Brookes. This is the second year that the event has been held with the Faculty.
31 October 2014
Brookes’ architecture staff present at the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE) conference
This September, AAE held their second international conference at The University of Sheffield’s school of architecture.
29 October 2014
Harriet Harriss Speaks at TEDx Conference in New York
Harriet Harriss, senior lecturer in architecture and subject coordinator discussed her book, 'Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education & the British Tradition'.
18 August 2014
Senior Lecturers in Sustainable Architecture develop research and teaching links with Brazil
Dr.Paola Sassi and Maita Kessler, Senior Lecturers from the School of Architecture, will deliver a second research and design workshop in Brazil.
13 August 2014
Architecture Students Scoop Three RIBA Award
Three students from the School of Architecture have been awarded the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA) awards at the recent Oxford Brookes End of Year Show.
22 July 2014
Oxford Brookes and BioRegional Development Group Launch Eco-Bicester Living Lab
Oxford Brookes announced the launch of a new research and innovation initiative on Tuesday 1 July.
21 July 2014
Two Oxford Brookes Alumni Shortlisted for British Homes Award
Two former students from Oxford Brookes’ School of Architecture have been shortlisted for the prestigious Sunday Times British Homes Award.
12 June 2014
National Teaching Fellowship accolade for School of Architecture Lecturer
Jane Anderson, Programme Lead for Undergraduate Architecture, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship - the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
16 May 2014
School of Architecture staff scoop awards at Brookes Union Annual Teaching Awards
On the 2 May Brookes Union hosted the second annual teaching awards which were created by Brookes Union in partnership with the University.
15 May 2014
Evaluating the performance of low carbon buildings and communities: how far, how much?
On the 23 April Professor Rajat Gupta presented an interesting and thought provoking lecture on evaluating the performance of low carbon buildings and communities: how far, how much?
6 May 2014
Joint Brookes/Harvard disaster conference marks anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan
Oxford Brookes University’s Department of Planning and Harvard University are delivering a joint conference on preparedness and response to urban disaster.
2 April 2014
Thousands flock to Ashmolean Live Friday
Thousands of people were wowed at a night of 'Wisdom, Wonders and Widgets' hosted jointly by Oxford Brookes and the Ashmolean Museum.
2 April 2014
Prestigious architectural accolade for Oxford Brookes
The John Henry Brookes Building has been shortlisted for an award by the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA). longside the Abercrombie Building, the John Henry Brookes Building is up for a RIBA South award which champions and celebrates the best of British architecture.
1 April 2014
Reader in Architecture receives British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust research grant
Dr Marcel Vellinga, Reader in Anthropology of Architecture and a member of the Place, Culture and Identity research group in the School of Architecture, has been awarded a British Academy / Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant.
1 April 2014
Paul Oliver awarded honorary membership by the Architectural Association
Professor Paul Oliver, MBE, visiting professor in the Place Culture and identity research group in the School of Architecture, has been awarded an Honorary Membership by the Architectural Association.
28 March 2014
Brookes Reader in Anthropology of Architecture launches new book on Consuming Architecture
Dr Marcel Vellinga, Reader in Anthropology of Architecture has co-edited a new book with Professor Dan Maudlin of Plymouth University.
12 March 2014
Low Carbon Communities research receives government recognition
A research project on low carbon communities led by the Low Carbon Building Group, a research group within the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes, has been recognised as an exemplar project on energy and communities in a Government report on Energy.
17 February 2014
Brookes £100k Future Cities project to revolutionise energy management in buildings
Late last year, Professor Rajat Gupta of Oxford Brookes’ Low Carbon Building Group led a team of experts to win a £100k grant for research into future energy management.
17 February 2014
Brookes completes five Future Climate projects to develop new climate change strategies
The Low Carbon Building Group has recently completed five ‘Design for Future Climate Change’ projects that develop, test and implement climate change adaption strategies.
6 February 2014
Brookes Architecture Senior Lecturer Interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about ‘Boris Island’ London Airport Plans
In December 2013, Harriet Harriss appeared on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 discussing the unbuilt ‘Boris Island’ London Airport Plans.
10 January 2014
The Internet of Everything: Smart buildings, their efficiency and security
On Wednesday December 11th the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) held a lecture at Oxford Brookes University on smart buildings and the implications they have for efficiency and security.
10 January 2014
Brookes Visiting Professor at Harvard University Speaks Out About Urban Disaster
Professor David Sanderson, visiting professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, has spoken out about the latest urban disaster debate on Ikea housing for Syrian refugees.
19 December 2013
Brookes lecturer and editor-in-chief launches journal like no other
Dr Igea Troiani, Senior Lecturer at Brookes’ School of Architecture, has launched an interdisciplinary architecture journal that brings into question the nature of architecture’s disciplinary boundaries to find out what architecture means today.
16 December 2013
OISD develops revolutionary GreenUnit modular building
The Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development has completed a project to develop a modular building that is quick to assemble, low cost and environmentally friendly.
5 November 2013
Professor in Architecture appointed to international Scientific Steering Committee
Mike Jenks, Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes’ School of Architecture, has been appointed as an evaluation panellist for the French National Research Agency’s (ANR) 2014 research programme.
29 November 2013
Designing For Disasters: A Brookes Architecture Collaboration for the Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy
In October 2013, a ‘Designing for Disasters: Flood Resilient Design’ collaboration took place in New York City, USA, between students from Oxford Brookes University and the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
27 November 2013
Sustained success for Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
This year, the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment has continued to come out on top against its competitors in the university rankings. The faculty delivers four of the top ten courses at Brookes with the highest percentage of student satisfaction.
25 November 2013
Get Climate Ready: Moving Towards Low Energy and Low Carbon Buildings
On Tuesday 5 November, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) held an Oxfordshire Network Event at Oxford Brookes, which reviewed the need for buildings to become low energy, low carbon and climate ready.
20 November 2013
Architecture success in Santander staff development award
Harriet Harriss, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Director of the Architecture Live Lab, has won this year’s Santander Staff Development Award.
4 November 2013
School of Architecture Holds First International Student Social
This October, the School of Architecture held its first international student social for all new undergraduate and postgraduate students joining the Brookes Architecture programmes in 2013.
23 October 2013
Architecture students create museum displays for archaeological finds
OB1 LIVE, first year students in the School of Architecture who undertake real life design projects, have collaborated with the Pitt Rivers Museum and Archeox to explore the connection between Architecture and Archaeology.
21 October 2013
Successful funding bid for affordable housing project across three Technology, Design and Environment departments
A team of TDE staff have been successful in a funding bid to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) worth £75,000.
3 October 2013
OISD Wins Double Funding
The Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), which is based within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, has won funding for two innovative sustainable refurbishment projects.
26 September 2013
Architecture Professor Joins Academy of Excellence
Professor Rajat Gupta has been voted into the Building4Change 2013 Virtual Academy of Excellence.
19 September 2013
MArchD Lecturers win Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Nasser Golzari and Yara Sharif, MArchD Lecturers in the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, have won the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
16 August 2013
OBE programme recognised in Building Design Magazine
Oxford Brookes University’s Office-Based Examination (OBE) programme in Architecture has been recognised in an article by Building Design about the cost of an architectural education.
16 August 2013
IARD graduate shortlisted for RIBA award
Kirsty Baker, a graduate of the International Architectural Regeneration and Development (IARD) MA programme, has been shortlisted for the RIBA President's Award for Outstanding Master's Degree Thesis.
12 August 2013
Architecture students contribute to visual feel of new building
Excitement is growing around Headington Campus as the John Henry Brookes Building progresses on site. The redevelopment aims to provide an inspirational space in which to think, learn and study.
12 August 2013
Architecture student conducting honey bee research
Bee numbers are steadily decreasing, but architecture student Jayson Quayle plans to change that by studying the science behind a hive in a bid to help colony numbers recover.
8 August 2013
MPhil student awarded RIBA scholarship
Mick Scott has been awarded a RIBA scholarship in 2013 in order to support his MPhil in the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University.
2 August 2013
OISD researcher receives funding for innovative energy-saving project
Professor Rajat Gupta, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change and Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) has received significant funding for an upcoming research project.
31 July 2013
Lecturer Shortlisted for RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis
Yara Sharif, Associate Lecturer for School of Architecture, has been shortlisted for RIBA’s President’s Awards for Research 2013.
22 July 2013
Brookes Student wins 2013 RIBA Wren Insurance Scholarships
MArchD student Megan Passey is one of five talented students of architecture to win £5,000 and invaluable mentoring from some of the UK’s leading architectural practices.
16 July 2013
Architecture alumni raise £12,000 to build festival installation
Architecture alumni Lionel Real de Azúa and Lucas Tizard have embarked on a challenging journey to create their first installation and Kickstarter project, titled ‘Lûz’.
7 July 2013
MArchD students involved with Palestine regeneration project
MArchD students are getting hands-on experience in Riwaq's 50 Villages project in Palestine, where they will help bring life back to historic centres and support urban regeneration.
13 June 2013
Oxford Brookes success at Women in Property Awards
Six Oxford Brookes students have achieved huge success in the annual Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards.
12 June 2013
IARD students travel to Beijing for architecture workshop
In April, lecturer Ricardo Assis Rosa and students from the Masters in International Architectural Regeneration and Development, represented Oxford Brookes at the Sino-UK Architecture student workshop.
12 June 2013
CENDEP gets new visiting scholar from ALNAP
Paul Knox Clarke, Head of Communications and Research at the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), is joining CENDEP as a visiting scholar.
31 May 2013
School of Architecture End of Year Show 2013
It's the end of another academic year, and once again the school's End of Year Show is in full flow in the Abercrombie building, showing off the best student work of the last two semesters.
29 May 2013
Oxford Brookes Architecture ranked 10th in the country
In the 2014 Complete University Guide, the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes has been ranked among the top 10 Schools in the country.
24 May 2013
Brookes to hold a second International Summer School in Supino
The School of Architecture is collaborating with the Architects Association, Italy and the Department of Architecture at Girne American University, Cyprus to investigate the role that Supino, Italy can play within the global context.
16 may 2013
Cultivating Alternative Possibilities
In January students from Design Studio 4, the Masters Architecture studio, spent a week in the village of Beit Iksa, West Bank, Palestine for a series of workshops to expand their research of resource issues in the area.
17 April 2013
Abercrombie architects shortlisted for RIBA’s Regional Awards 2013
Design Engine, who are the architects of the Abercrombie extension and the new John Henry Brookes building, have been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Regional Awards 2013.
15 April 2013
OISD researchers retrofit homes to reduce energy bill costs
Research has been carried out by the Low Carbon Building Group of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) at Oxford Brookes which aims to achieve an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions.
15 April 2013
Architecture academic selected for BBC Expert Women database
Senior Lecturer in Architecture and MArchD Subject Coordinator Harriet Harriss was one of 60 women selected from over 2,500 applicants for the BBC Expert Women database project.
28 March 2013
Multi-million euro grant and Harvard appointments for Brookes trio
Professor David Sanderson, Director of the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, is one of three Brookes staff members to be recognised for their achievements this month.
27 March 2013
Year One Architecture Students hold inaugural Lantern Festival
On 1st February, year one students of architecture and interior architecture at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture held an inaugural Lantern Festival in Warneford Meadow.
22 March 2013
IHBC Gus Astley Student Award: Winner announced
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), the professional body for built and historic environment conservation specialists, has announced the winners in its prestigious Annual Student Award.
18 March 2013
Human Rights Film Festival throws spotlight on Youth Rights
Oxford’s Human Rights Film Festival returned to Oxford last month (21 - 24 February) with a series of thought-provoking screenings, guest speakers and live performance.
1 March 2013
Shelter Prototype built at Gipsy Lane
A prototype building to house people who have lost homes in a disaster has been built at the Oxford Brookes Gipsy Lane campus.
28 February 2013
OISD researchers help to future-proof homes to withstand global warming
Eco homes planned for NW Bicester, the UK’s first eco town, will be designed to cope with more extreme weather, following predictions that the climate in Britain will become more erratic due to global warming.
28 February 2013
Oxford Brookes Alumni to turn over £5,000,000 in 2013
Eighteen months ago Oxford Brookes alumni and business partners Richard Philips and Tim Bailey, 25, set up the successful B38 Group from scratch following courses in Architecture and Real Estate.
27 February 2013
Architecture ranked second on The Telegraph’s ‘Top 10 degree subjects’ for lifetime earnings
Architecture has been ranked as the second highest earning degree subject, behind medicine and dentistry, in a recent Telegraph survey.
26 Fenruary 2013
Students shortlisted for international carpet design competition
Two Oxford Brookes architecture students, Lucy Dickson and Jonathan Carter, have been shortlisted in the ege magazine and FX magazine carpet competition.
21 February 2013
Consuming the Exotic exhibition now on
Consuming the Exotic is an exhibition by Oxford Brookes postgraduate Architecture students running at the Old Fire Station until Friday 1st March.
21 February 2013
MarchD students win Assael Bursary
This year the Assael Bursary was won by MArchD students Lucy Ottewell and Katie Shute.
15 February 2013
Call 999 – it's a Public Realm Emergency!
Diploma students performing an architectural intervention in Hammersmith caused such a stir yesterday the police had to be called.
28 January 2013
Winning Pavilion Design Announced
The winning design has been announced for an installation which could form part of the public face of Oxford Brookes’ new campus development.
28 January 2013
RIBA publishes a prestigious review of the new Brookes Abercrombie building
The Royal Institute of British Architects have reviewed the new Abercrombie building, and are impressed by its promising, and considerable presence.
25 January 2013
Mick Scott Delivers a Keynote Address at Design Like you Give A Damn
Ph.D. student Mick Scott has delivered a keynote opening address at Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! in San Francisco - the pre-eminent design event for global social impact design, organised by Architecture for Humanity (AfH).
22 November 2012
Celebrating the completion of the Abercrombie building and the first stage of the £132m redevelopment of the Headington Campus
A special event was organised by the University's Capital Projects team to mark progress in the campus redevelopment and the completion of the Abercrombie building. The highlight of the event was the official opening of the glass bridges by two of our current students.
19 November 2012
Alumna wins RIBA Bursary for Indian School Design Project
The 2012 RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary has been awarded to architect Nicola Antaki '01 to deliver an ingenious school design project in India.
24 October 2012
Consuming the Exotic - Announcement of forthcoming Exhibition by postgrad students of Architecture
The exhibition theme is concerned with questions regarding the environmental consequences of our current fetish for experiencing foreign culture. It runs from the 8th February 2013 to the 1st March 2013 in The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford.
16 August 2012
Building Sumud Project to exhibit at the 2012 Venice Biennale
The Building Sumud Project which is based in the School of Architecture is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s Venice Biennale, after being awarded first place in the international [un]restricted access competition in our category.
23 July 2012
Professor Rajat Gupta is appointed Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD)
Professor Gupta will be carrying on the work of the previous Director of OISD, Professor Tim Dixon, who has moved on to a new academic position at the University of Reading.
29 June 2012
From Brookes Architecture graduate to successful entrepreneur
Upon leaving Brookes, Richard Phillips started a number of businesses with Chartered Surveyor and Brookes MSc Real Estate Management graduate Tim Bailey and now employs 20 full time staff.
28 June 2012
The Playful Ping Pong Pavilion moves to the London Olympic Walk - come and play!
All staff and students are invited to attend the playful pavilion events taking place in London during the London Festival of Architecture.
5 April 2012
The Design Research Exhibitionists
The exhibition by "The Design Research Exhibitionsits" or Research-led Design (RLD) and Major Study(MS) students ran from Friday 24th February to Wednesday 29th February 2012 at Fusion Arts in Oxford.
14 March 2012
Samira Ahmed visits Oxford Brookes to give a talk about British journalism
The freelance journalist and former Channel 4 News presenter, Samira Ahmed spoke about aspects of British journalism in an open lecture entitled, From Hograth to Hackgate: Does British Journalism have an attitutde problem?
23 February 2012
Oxford Brookes Architecture student wins international design award
Andrew Edwards has taken second prize in the design category of the annual international architecture student competition run by EDUCATE (Environmental Design in University Curricula and Architectural Training in Europe).
16 November 2011
Visions of the future: three Oxford Brookes architecture students receive prizes from the RIBA
Three students at Oxford Brookes University's School of Architecture were among the architects and students who received awards at the Royal Institute of British Architects South/South East Awards Presentation 2011.
15 November 2011
Competition judges commend Oxford Brookes architecture students for the quality and individuality of their work
Timbmet has again sponsored a competition for students of architecture at Oxford Brookes University to design a demountable timber pavilion. The winning design will be erected as part of the TRADA stand at Ecobuild in March 2012. All student models will be displayed on the winning pavilion.
28 September 2011
Architecture Students nominated for Small Project Award by the Architecture Journal
A number of Oxford Brookes University students, as part of the Architecture Sans Frontières-UK (ASF-UK) project team, were nominated for the sustainability prize at the Architecture Journal's Small Project Awards
25 September 2011
Year one architects and interior architects design chairs for The Story Museum in Oxford
Oxford Brookes University year one architecture and interior architecture students, working on an OB1 Live Project run by Jane Anderson and Colin Priest, have designed story-telling chairs for The Story Museum in Oxford. Click here for the Oxford Mail online article.
23 September 2011
Ox.IDE *1: All ARROWS lead to somewhere...
Inter-disciplinary event creates occasion for collaboration between undergraduates in neighbouring schools
2 March 2011
Winning pavilion design by Oxford Brookes BA Architecture student installed at 2011 Ecobuild Exhibition
Students were encouraged to experiment with form and space, and tasked to design a timber pavilion with a footprint of 20 square metres which would exploit the architectural, aesthetic, structural and sustainable attributes of timber and serve as a showcase for 3D models of all the shortlisted entries.
2 February 2011
Knowledge transfer with Oxford Brookes University leads to National Award shortlisting for Architectural Practice
A knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) between Oxford Brookes University and the Architectural practice, Architype Ltd has resulted in their being shortlisted for the 'Cut the Carbon' Award category for the 2011 Building Awards, to be announced on March 3rd 2011.
1 December 2010
Architecture Diploma Graduate awarded Commendation in RIBA President's Medals Student Awards 2010
Recent Oxford Brookes University DipArch Graduate George Wilson has been awarded a Commendation in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Medals Student Awards Dissertation Prize 2010
22 November 2010
Major ESRC Grant to lead cutting-edge research on low carbon communities
Low-carbon building and climate change expert, Dr Rajat Gupta, has been awarded a major research grant of £1.14 million by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Oxford Brookes University (OBU) and University of Oxford (OU) on a three-year research project worth £1.37 million.
10 November 2010
Architecture BA graduate is announced second prize winner of Bauhaus Solar Award
In the awards ceremony held in Erfurt, Germany on the 10th November 2010, Matt Townsend was endowed with 1.500 EUR for his innovative 'H2sOlar - Solar powered water filtration facility'. The design was initally produced as part of his 3rd year undergraduate studio work. Done in Semester 1, 2009-2010, it was part of the Unit C studio programme led by Igea Troiani and Andrew Dawson which focused on 'Architecture, Ecology and Science-fiction'.
1 October 2010
Oxford Brookes Architecture students excel in Buckminster Fuller Institute project
In February 2010, Oxford Brookes University students from the School of Architecture in Oxford, UK visited the Buckminster Fuller Institute in New York. The group of 25 students were part of a mixed 2nd and 3rd year architectural design studio lead by Igea Troiani and Andrew Dawson.
6 July 2010
Roots Architecture Challenge
The 1st Roots Architecture Workshop is being held at the WOMAD Roots Architecture festival at Charlton Park from 22nd - 25th July 2010, showcasing sustainable architecture and building projects worldwide in the humanitarian and aid sector, ranging from emergency shelter to community development and buildings.
6 May 2010
'Make Bethnal Green' winners announced at RIBA
The DS1 Architecture studio at Brookes wiped the boards with competition, producing 7 of the 10 finalists, both joint winners and two further commendations.
19 April 2010
Architecture student wins Urban Design award
Nick Thorne's project 'The Shambles' is a proposed regeneration of the Osney Mead industrial estate in Oxford.
21 March 2010
Students work on homes for Haiti
Architecture students at Oxford Brookes University have helped to develop a prototype shelter for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
IARD Students at INTBAU Charrette in Norway
IARD students Chris Millar and Kathryn Hay travelled to Evje in southern Norway to participate in a charrette training course run by the International Network for Traditional Buildings Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU). They joined architects, urban designers and other built environment professionals from around the world to participate in this collaborative design workshop involving a wide range of stakeholders.
31 January 2010
Brookes students' salve for Penthakota fishermen
Fourteen students from the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice pledge to help mitigate the suffering of Penthakosta fishing communities with the help of a Delhi-based voluntary organization.
11 January 2010
Nicholas Whitehouse gains MBE
The former chairman of Terrapin, currently employed as Business Development and Research Advisor in the School of the Built Environment Technology Research Group has been awarded an MBE in the new years honours list for services to the building industry.
9 January 2010
Adapting to a changing climate: a three-year UK Research Council-funded project
Oxford Brookes University is co-leading a cutting-edge research project which seeks to answer the question - how existing suburban neighbourhoods in the UK can be best adapted to reduce further impacts of climate change and withstand ongoing changes?