The new AUB MArch Part 2 has recently been validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects after they spent two days reviewing the AUB Architecture Courses including teaching, student work, management and facilities.

To become a professional Architect you must complete 5 years of University and a minimum of 2 years experience. A typical pathway includes RIBA Part 1 (3 year degree – BA (Hons) Architecture) 1 year working, then RIBA Part 2 (2 years of MArch) then another year working.

As RIBA have now validated our MArch in addition to our previously validated BA course, the full 5 years of study are now available at AUB.

The Visiting Panel from the RIBA consisted of academics and practitioners who commended ‘the aspirations of the Part 2 course to allow individual students to explore their personal design and research interests in architecture at masters level’. 

The RIBA also commended

  • The creative connection between courses and departments at AUB and the strengths of collaboration and dialogue at student level
  • The level of enthusiasm and engagement of the students to explore and exploit the opportunities offered within the institution and beyond.
  • The confidence and ambition of the course team to challenge students to be innovative, and to engage with realistic personal development that recognises the changing role of the architect and new and emerging forms of practice
  • The strong regional connections that the school has developed, with architectural and other professional practices.
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Oren Lieberman, Dean of Faculty for Art, Design and Architecture said:

With RIBA’s recent full and unconditional validation of our young MArch Part 2 course (ARB prescribed), AUB has achieved recognition for its sound and innovative approach to teaching and learning in architecture, and for how we prepare our graduates for the profession.

Now, with our Part 1 BA (Hons) course (which received unconditional revalidation) we offer the full 5 years of RIBA recognised architectural education. We look forward to continuing to challenge our students to be critical, innovative makers, and to develop their own roles within what is an ever-changing landscape of architecture.”

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