School: Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

Description

London, England
Lead: 
Alan Penn (Dean)
Lead: 
Marcos Cruz (Director)
Lead: 
Frederic Migayrou (Bartlett Professor of Architecture)
Degrees and programs: 
Bachelor, Master, PhD
Studios on Studioplex: 
6
Projects on Studioplex: 
16

The Bartlett School of Architecture is part of a truly multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment in world-class University College London. It is located at the heart of the world's largest cluster of innovative architecture and engineering firms in London. It attracts an extraordinary variety of staff and students, and international visitors, all of the highest calibre.
Bartlett tutors are at the forefront of international research and teaching, encompassing interdisciplinary collaboration and methodologies. Bartlett students are amongst the most sought after in the UK and Europe for their outstanding drive, creativity and skills.
Work produced in the school is regularly awarded international prizes for its outstanding experimental qualities and is widely published and exhibited at galleries and events worldwide. The work of the school is also regularly selected to feature at the highly regarded Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The annual Bartlett Summer Show attracts over 10,000 visitors and forms a key event in the UK architectural calendar.
The Bartlett offers amazing resources, including the facilities of UCL, a full world class research university, an impressive workshop and the advanced London Digital Manufacturing Centre. It also organises one of the best international lecture series while hosting numerous conferences, seminars and workshops.
In its professional courses the primary educational methodology is through design. Students engage in their own observations of a community, a process and a context as a series of intertwined issues, and develop their own individual a path through them towards a design realisation. This is a process of exposure to architecture involving a complex web of historical facts and theories, cultural layers, aesthetic fields and scientific trails. This is augmented by parallel experimentation in related fields of art, engineering, environmental design, environmental studies and sustainability, cybernetics, writing, recording and communicating. The result is to engage enquiring minds in learning to learn: a real community of design practice.