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Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice Taster Day

Open to anyone interested in taking the next step in their professional development towards becoming a fully qualified architect, this one day taster study unit will outline the nature of RIBA Part 3 qualification and the format of the Course.

13 September 2019

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Phoebe Smith (BA Interior Architecture)



The Leeds School of Architecture was established in the early 1900's and continues a strong and rich historical legacy of the finest in architectural and landscape education. It operates within the Leeds School of Arts at Leeds Beckett University and continues to go from strength to strength. The school provides an ideal environment for the development of critical and collaborative practices in architecture.

Project Office @ Leeds Beckett University

Project Office is a design and research collaboration of staff and students. It is an architecture consultancy making ethical, social and resilient architecture. We work with like-minded communities, organisations and individuals.

Two alumni amongst the nine ‘RIBAJ Rising Stars of 2019’

Nick Tyrer and Benni Allan who both studied architecture at Leeds School of Arts have been recognised as innovative practitioners who are 'innovative practitioners are excelling in the studio and beyond, pushing boundaries, breaking down barriers and making quantum leaps in digital technology’.

1966 - 2016: 50 Years of Landscape at Leeds Beckett

We are proud to have celebrated 50 years of landscape architecture at Leeds Beckett University. It was a time to reflect on the achievements of the course and it's graduates and pointed the way forward to the creative challenges that lie ahead.

Professional Experience and Development Record

The Leeds School of Architecture offers a PEDR Monitoring Service to all BA (Hons) Architecture and M Arch graduates. This is a professional experience monitoring in support of the pathway to registration or licensure, primarily with the ARB.

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Student Work

Keith Andrews, Senior Lecturer -

Keith is Deputy Head of the Leeds School of Architecture, coordinator of postgraduate architectural technology, and the course leader of the MA Architecture. He also directs the MArch (Master of Architecture) studio Abstract Machine.

0113 81 29049

Dr Doreen Bernath, Senior Lecturer

Doreen is the course leader of the BA (Hons) Architectural Studies, the coordinator of undergraduate architectural history and theory and a PhD supervisor at the Leeds School of Arts.

0113 81 27645

Jess Bryne-Daniel, Senior Lecturer

With over 25 years experience in practice Jess has been involved in a wide range of landscape projects. She balances design creativity with pragmatism to achieve meaningful designs of relevance to their locality and the people who use them.

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Trudi Entwistle, Senior Lecturer

Trudi is a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture. Currently she teaches mainly on the undergraduate programme, and is Level 4 coordinator. Her particular teaching interests lie in the exploration of place through art and spatial design, and the crossing of boundaries within landscape architecture through interdisciplinary teaching.

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George Epolito, Course Director

George is the Course Director for Postgraduate Architecture: MArch (Part 2), MA Architecture Futures, MA Urban Design, and Architect Degree Apprenticeship Level 7. He runs the displace non-place design studio and lectures in History and Theory.

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Dr Alia Fadel, Lecturer

Dr. Alia Fadel is an educator, architect and landscape architect, biophilic design consultant, and ethnographic observation specialist in urban settings and collegiate campuses. Her teaching and practical experience extends to include notable international academic institutions in Egypt, USA, and UK.

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Ian Fletcher, Senior Lecturer

Ian Fletcher holds a position as a Senior Lecturer in Architecture in the School of Arts, Architecture and Design. Ian received his Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree in 2007 from Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University in Canada. He also received a MA in Architecture and Urbanism in 2008 and Bachelor of Architecture in 2009 from the Manchester School of Architecture in the United Kingdom. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. His research focuses mainly on utilising agricultural, construction and demolition waste streams for developing bio-based building materials.

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Dr Mohamad Hafeda, Reader

Hafeda is an artist, designer, writer and academic. His work employs art and architecture practices as research methods to negotiate the politics of urban space, focussing on the issues of borders, refuge, displacement, representation and spatial rights. Through this, Hafeda engages with communities to produce counter representations and spatial alternatives that span urban interventions, media representations, art installations and writings.

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Dr Claire Hannibal, Course Director

Claire is the course leader of the BA (Hons) Architecture. She leads a design studio, lectures in architectural history and theory and is a PhD supervisor.

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John MacCleary, Course Director

John MacCleary joined Leeds Beckett as Course Director for Landscape Architecture in 2018. He primarily teaches the post-graduate students bringing his practice experience, knowledge of construction and environment led design approach to the students and the course.

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Dr Carla Molinari, Senior Lecturer

Carla Molinari is an Architect and Senior Lecturer in Architecture. She leads the BA Year One and lectures in architectural history and theory.

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Olivia Neves Marra, Lecturer

Olivia Neves Marra is an architect currently based in London, having also practised in Paris and Rio.

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Jake Parkin, Part-time Lecturer

Jake Parkin is an architect and designer whose work focuses on the city, abstraction and interactive space. He is the co-founder and programme head of the Architectural Association's Visiting School in Los Angeles.


Anna Pepe, Senior Lecturer

Anna joined our University in 2007, having previously studied and worked in Venice and Milan, and has a background in both architecture and architectural technology. Her teaching expertise includes history and theory of architecture, and the design, construction and communication of building projects. Anna’s research activities and interests are related to design and sustainability, the impact of new media on the technical information for construction industry professionals and the way architecture is envisioned and communicated.

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Lara Rettondini, Course Director

Lara Rettondini is Course Director for Interior Architecture and Design in the Leeds School of Arts. She joined Leeds Beckett University in 2021 after holding teaching and leadership roles at the University of Westminster, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Central Saint Martins (UAL), and Kingston University. Lara is a registered architect, co-director of London-based practice Studio X Design Group, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Craig Stott, Senior Lecturer

Craig Stott (MEng, BArch, MA, ARB) is a Project Office co-director, Architect and Senior Architecture Lecturer at the Leeds School of Architecture, Leeds Beckett University.

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Tom Vigar, Lecturer

Tom Vigar is a part-time Lecturer in Architecture. He teaches design.


Simon Warren, Senior Lecturer

Simon Warren (BA Hons Arch, DipArch, ARB, SFEA) is a Senior Lecturer at the Leeds School of Architecture, where he leads the Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice (RIBA/ARB Part 3) course.

0113 81 24077

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