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 and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), 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.
Read about the close links we have developed with leading professional bodies.
Read about the specialist facilities we have available for you to use.
Read about architecture research at Sheffield Hallam.
Renowned architect Renzo Piano talks to critic, author and curator, Lucy Bullivant about his approach to urban design.
Find out about Creative Spark, our annual graduate showcase of final year students' work, and Brightest Spark, an exhibition featuring projects completed by our elite students.
Our architecture courses produce award winning students and graduates
Visit the Department of Architecture website to view profiles of staff who teach in this subject area.
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Three years full-time
Study on a visionary course that is unique in the UK and is designed to prepare you as an architect who can respond to the future environmental challenges that architecture must address.You join a body of students and lecturers who are passionate about how architecture can be environmentally responsible. After ten years of successful delivery and... More information
UCAS code K100
Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time
Prepare for your career on a course which has gained a reputation for design excellence among employers and architecture professional bodies. Our students regularly win national awards for their technical design excellence, and graduates develop successful careers in the sector. As a student, you study the latest techniques being used in... More information
UCAS code K130
This course is a professionally accredited Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) route to a Part 2 qualification. The three year route allows you to combine study with work in architectural practices offering both a professional and academic advantage. The course is a natural continuation and... More information
This course is for architectural technology and architecture graduates, and for those from associated built environment and design disciplines. It is organised to allow you to work and study at the same time if you want to. The course• creates skilled professionals by approaching the subject from an advanced technical, environmental and design... More information
This course has gained a reputation for design excellence among employers and the professional body. Our students regularly win national awards for their technical design excellence, and our graduates develop successful careers in practice. We have been awarded 'centre of excellence in architectural technology status', by Chartered Institute of... More information
If you’d like to teach design and technology in secondary schools, but need to brush up on your skills before you start your teacher-training, we can help. This two year route helps you develop the skills you need to be a successful teacher of pupils of all abilities, strengthening both your design, technology and manufacturing skills as well as... More information
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
The BSc (Honours) Architecture and Environmental Design is professionally accredited by RIBA. It is also prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is exempt from the Part 1 examination stage of becoming an architect.
The title 'architect' is regulated in UK law and can only be used in the course of business and practice by those who are registered by the ARB.
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology is professionally accredited by CIAT, which represents professionals working in and studying architectural technology in the UK and overseas. CIAT membership sets the standard for professional conduct in architectural technology and serves as a benchmark for anyone seeking to employ the services of an architectural technologist.
We collaborate with local and national organisations on a professional basis. Our staff regularly work with local authorities and design and construction groups to provide research, consultancy and professional development opportunities.
In return, staff from external organisations act as visiting speakers, studio critics and professional advisors.
The design studios are a base where you work on individual and group projects under the guidance of tutors. Over half your time is spent here, working on drawings, computer programmes, CAD, freehand sketching, graphics and model making, with regular one-to-one and group tutorials.
They provide a creative and dynamic space, encouraging experiential learning and creative experimentation. The studios contain • drawing boards • networked computers with Autocad • other graphical and environmental software • printers • plotters • TV • media players.
We provide tuition throughout the course on the use of • Autocad • Archicad • IES • Calculux • Design Workshop Lite • Autodesk Viz 4 • Ecotect • Energy Plus • Photoshop • Navisworks. Surveying equipment and digital cameras are also available.
Workshops and laboratories
We have extensive facilities for lighting, acoustics, environment, testing and air movement, including a heliodon, artificial sky and wind tunnel.
We collaborate with regional local authorities to provide exhibitions, presentations, consultancy and publications.
Consultancy work involves sustainability and environmental design advice for public and private clients. Our staff are also involved in academic research in the arts and humanities as well as science and engineering.
Many staff have been specifically recruited for their expertise in a range of disciplines related to design, environment, science and technology.
Currently we offer
• research in sustainable design and development
• research in environmental design and engineering
• research in art, culture and humanities
• consultancy in architectural design
• consultancy in architectural technology
• consultancy in environmental design, building science and technology
Recent research activity
• future proof construction
• art and design related to architecture
• energy efficient housing design
• comfort in buildings
• environmentally sensitive construction methods and materials
• healthy design and refurbishment
• teaching and learning
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.
Spark - be creative
Subjects included are • animation • architecture • computers • creative writing • digital media production • engineering • fashion design • film and visual effects • film and media production • fine art • furniture and product design • games design • graphic design • interior design • jewellery and metalwork • performing arts • photography • product design.
Creative Spark is an annual showcase of student work and celebrates the innovation, creativity and imagination of our most talented graduates. Creative Spark is hosted across four university venues • Owen • Cantor • Sheaf • Arundel Gate Court and S1 in the city centre.
For further information visit the Creative Spark website.
Brightest Spark is an exhibition housed in the SIA Gallery and Cantor building. This exhibition features the elite students in each Sheffield of Institute of Arts course as chosen by industry professionals.
For further information visit the Brightest Spark website.
Sheffield Hallam students have the opportunity to play a key role in the promotion of the Creative Spark and Brightest Spark exhibitions by submitting entries for Project Spark. The 2012 competitions included • concept design • branding and wayfinding • creative writing • image • brightest spark logo and branding.
For further information visit the Project Spark website.
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.
Visit the Department of Architecture website to view profiles of staff who teach in this subject area.