This is a creative, studio-focused course with a strong commitment to design research. The course explores current topical issues in architecture, including historical and philosophical thought, contemporary conditions of urban inhabitation, challenges to a sustainable ecology and the ramifications of modern technology. The design studio groups encourage an individual approach to architecture in relation to city, regional, national and global design perspectives and collaborate with external agencies, industry partners or other cultural or educational institutions. Students investigated an array of sites ranging such from Buenos Aires to Blackpool and Tokyo to Liverpool and Leeds, to name a few.
The MArch studio themes are linked to the defined research clusters with The School of Architecture: Digital and Material Morphology; Scene, Sequence and Mediated Commons; Displacement, Other-ness and Multiplicity.