Architecture at Sheffield Hallam has an outstanding reputation for excellence. Many of our architecture courses are accredited by professional bodies such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, which guarantees the content is professionally relevant.
Our architecture staff have a wide range of expertise and close links to practice. They engage in research and consultancy activities and most have backgrounds in architectural or engineering practice, and still complete design projects.
Our well-equipped architecture studios, workshops and laboratories allow you to test ideas through modelling and simulation, using the latest architectural and environmental computer-aided design software. National and international field trips also form an essential part of your learning.
We offer RIBA part one and part two architecture courses.
Renowned architect Renzo Piano talks to critic, author and curator, Lucy Bullivant about his approach to urban design.
Our architecture courses produce award winning students and graduates
Read about an award winning students architect project that wowed Whitby Town Council.
Visit the natural and built environment department to view profiles of staff who teach in this subject area.
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Prepare for a career as an architect with knowledge of environmental issues and the skills to create sustainable buildings and places. You learn from staff with a wide range of architectural and environmental backgrounds and benefit from an approach to teaching that puts this course at the top of the National Student Survey for teaching quality and overall satisfaction.
UCAS code K100
Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time
Prepare for a career in architecture on a course nationally recognised for producing graduates with excellent technical design skills, CAD ability and a commitment to low-energy architecture. You are taught by practicing architectural technologists whose teaching on this course led to it gaining the first ever centre of excellence award from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT).
UCAS code K130
Study this RIBA Part 2 architecture course and develop your ability to produce original, visionary, and aspirational architectural designs. The innovative three year structure allows you to work in practice alongside your studies, while the overseas field trip provides a global understanding of architecture.
Study technical architecture at a university that has been awarded centre of excellence status by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). This course is suitable for architectural technology and architecture graduates, and those from associated built environment, engineering and design disciplines.
Prepare for a career in architectural technology on a course nationally recognised for producing graduates with excellent technical design skills, up-to-date CAD skills and a commitment to low-energy architecture. You are taught by practising architectural specialists whose teaching on this course led to it gaining the first ever Centre of Excellence award from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT).
Advance your career into senior management with the Sheffield Hallam University Executive MBA (Built Environment). Designed for professionals seeking rapid career progression, our Executive MBA builds on your existing ability and challenges you to develop the executive leadership skills needed for senior management within built environment organisations.
Renzo Piano (3:04)
Here, renowned architect Renzo Piano talks to critic, author and curator, Lucy Bullivant about his approach to urban design.
The 'In Conversation with Renzo Piano' event was organised jointly by Sheffield Hallam University and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to celebrate the legacy of creative designer Godfrey Sykes.
Sykes developed his skills as a student at the Sheffield School of Design in the 1850s.
Architecture and Environmental Design graduate Chris Paterson won first prize for his entry into the Forgotten Spaces 2011: Sheffield architectural ideas competition run by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire.
The competition encouraged architects, designers and artists to come up with innovative ideas that find new uses for the region's forgotten spaces.
Guiding Lights by Chris Paterson
Chris Paterson's 'Guiding Lights' design brings to life Frog Walk in Sheffield, with animated avatars and an LED screen. Using smartphone technology it magically lights up a dark footpath in the city.
The idea impressed the judges for its 'brilliant' solution to making people feel safer at night.
Jacob's design plans
Architecture and Environmental Design graduate Jacob Szikora, won the EDUCATE Prize, for his idea for a coconut growing facility in Sheffield.
The EDUCATE Prize is an international award celebrating outstanding student work that investigates sustainability in architecture and urban design.
Jacob won the prize for his idea for a facility on London Road in Sheffield that could produce process, package and sell coconuts.
Jacob's scheme explores whether it would be possible to grow these imported products in an urban context away from their natural environment, thus reducing the environmental impact of transporting them around the world.
Student architect's project wows local council
An award-winning student architect whose final project looked at transforming the seaside town of Whitby, has been invited to present his idea to its council members.
Suki Sehmbi, 21, who has just graduated with a first-class honours degree in architecture and environmental design from Sheffield Hallam University, will be visiting Whitby Town Council in January where he will talk through his design to improve the economy, environment and architecture in Whitby.
His project, for which he was awarded the Gold Prize in the undergraduate category in this summer's Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire Student Awards, looked at generating business and economic growth through the design of a regenerated site around the marina close to the mouth of the River Esk.
Suki hopes his design, which features morning markets, afternoon beer halls and new community meeting spaces, will encourage more business in the area with predicted profits making room for further developments in the town.
'It is a tremendous honour to be invited as an architecture student to speak about my project,' said Suki - who is currently working for NMA Architects in Sheffield and plans to study for a Masters degree next year.
'It is rare for students to offer input into the way our cities and towns are developed, so it is a privilege to be asked to contribute to the improvements which are planned for Whitby. I hope that through my project, I can offer a fresh and engaged approach to this process.
'I do hope the proposals and suggestions offered through my designs would have some sort of bearing and input into what happens to this part of the town, with the rich industrial and maritime heritage of the town carefully incorporated into any future proposal.'
Councillor Phil Trumper, chair of Whitby Town Council's Harbour Committee, said: 'After seeing Suki's work in the local press here, we were extremely impressed with how innovative his idea is. Whitby harbour has been neglected over the last 20 years and we need to ensure we make it sustainable for the future and are therefore keen to hear Suki's ideas so we can look to incorporate them into our future plans.'
Visit the Department of the Natural and Built Environment website to view profiles of staff who teach in this subject area.