Together we question and we solve problems
The Leeds Beckett School of Art, Architecture and Design, with a history that spans over 170 years, is united by a common goal: to encourage individuality, to inspire creativity, and to create impact. We have an exciting and experimental approach to contemporary, creative practice – set in the heart of a culturally energised city. Our aim is to instil in you the confidence, curiosity and commitment to thrive at University and beyond, and to give you the freedom and independence to both think, and to make.
This is more than a School, it is a community of creators and collaborators; a community nurtured by our practicing academic staff, many of whom are researchers of national or international standing. This is a united, artistic family, pushing boundaries with a variety of courses and talent – from our unique Landscape Architecture course (recent graduates the Rich Brothers are the winners of two Chelsea Flower Show golds); to a series of Arts lectures featuring renowned practicing artists including the school’s own Senior Lecturer, Nathaniel Mellors; to innovative Art & Design modules, led by award winning artist-curator Peter Lewis.
Our School's principle of learning through theory and practice is enabled by deep and meaningful links with industry, community and the professions. These include prestigious partnerships with The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, The British Art Show and engagements with influential developers such as Citu and Bruntwood.
Our advanced, state-of-the-art technical equipment, workshop support and studio spaces will allow you to immerse yourself in live design and development projects, supported by a team of experienced staff on hand to challenge, listen and encourage.
Because at the end of the day, our aim is to ensure the art, design and architecture we create is rooted in human relevance. No better example than the recent £700k lottery funded project, led by students and staff, to develop a new social hub, The New Wortley Community Centre, a project borne out of the school’s dynamic, ethical, RIBA accredited architectural consultancy, Project Office. A unique example of real-world learning and creating, preparing you for the cross-disciplinary nature of the working world.
Together we question and we solve problems. We embrace the traditions of what we do whilst adopting new technical advancements. And we help embed the skills that will make you the best you can be.
Our Academic Team
INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series
INSIDE/OUT offers a platform for internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice. More information on the series.
The Project Office is an architecture consultancy that provides a full architectural service for business. It is a design and research collaboration of staff and students who have a commons interest in ethical, social and resilient architecture and design.
Research and Enterprise
View the faculty’s latest Research & Enterprise Brochure.
Leeds School of Art, Architecture & Design
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Leeds School of Architecture
Our School in Pictures
World-renowned landscape architect gives free Leeds talk
A top figure in the renowned Dutch landscape design and interior architecture practice, Inside Outside, will share the secrets of her success with students and practitioners in Leeds.
Landscape architecture students celebrate the unsung heroes of the plant kingdom with RHS Chatsworth Flower Show garden
A team of landscape architecture students at Leeds Beckett University are among the first to showcase their innovative garden design at the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show this summer.
April: Good News in Brief
A round-up of the latest news in April, from the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series: Jana Crepon
The final event in the INSIDE/OUT lecture series welcomes Jana Crepon from Dutch landscape practice Inside Outside.
School of Art, Architecture & Design - End of Year Show
The annual end of year show where students from the School will be showcasing their best work from their final year with us.
An Introduction to Landscape Architecture as a Career
To coincide with the 50 years of landscape at Leeds Beckett University we are hosting an event for careers professionals to find out more about landscape architecture as a career.