An all-round education
The education provided by the School of Architecture is given at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The quality of education relies on an established view of the field and a broad focus on all the related disciplines. The School fosters a comprehensive approach to the discipline, embraces architectural complexity and maintains a vision of the future role of architects on cutting-edge issues. More specifically, education and study areas of the School include Architecture, Architectural Construction, Architectural Design, Architectural and Urban Research, History of Architecture, Housing Design, Urban Planning and Design and Theory of Urban Planning and Design.
The School enjoys an outstanding reputation and attracts students from all over the world. The quality of teaching is high as instruction is offered by faculty members who are also pursuing research activities and are internationally recognised for their prestigious accomplishments as professional architects. This ensures access to the most up-to-date knowledge, which is a crucial necessity in today's rapidly changing work environment.
Individuality through teamwork
At the School of Architecture, students' own ideas are highly valued. Students are encouraged to develop their own thinking independently yet with full support. In design studios, assignments are in most cases set in real-life situations. Individual projects are developed in close dialogue with professors, assistants and fellow students in a proactive environment, where personal initiative, original ideas and creativeness are encouraged and supported. Students learn by sharing and exchanging ideas with fellow students in group sessions. The results of projects are reviewed in sessions where the students present their work and explain their approach to the assignment and the ideas underlying their solutions.
Staff and faculty members
Over 60 people are employed at the School of Architecture. Eight of them are full professors. The Head of the School of Architecture is Professor Staffan Lodenius. The fields of the professorships at the School of Architecture include Architectural Theory, Architectural Construction, Architectural Design, Architectural and Urban Research, History of Architecture, Housing Design, Urban Design and Planning and Theory of Urban Design and Planning.