The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Architecture + Urbanism recommends 'Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out'

Throughout his career, Rogers’ creations have been shaped by political, social and ethical concerns, as well as popular culture, technology, art and urbanism. This blend of influences is manifest not only in his architecture, but also in his roles as a speaker, writer, politician and activist. This major retrospective exhibition celebrating the 80th birthday of Richard Rogers runs at the Royal Academy of Arts (Burlington Gardens), London until 13 October 2013. Exhibition website here

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


I am very pleased to announce the publication of the Chinese edition of my 2006 book URBAN ETHIC: DESIGN IN THE CONTEMPORARY CITY 城市伦理--当代城市设计 Published by China Architecture & Building Press the book (translated by Hongling Qin) is available here

Friday, 19 July 2013

Where are they now? #10

Ahlam Sharif (seen above with her son) who graduated from MA A+U with Distinction in 2012 is now pursuing a Ph.D at the University of Manchester School of Environment and Development

Monday, 15 July 2013


Graduates of the MA Architecture + Urbanism were well represented at the Manchester School of Architecture Degree Ceremony held at the Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester today, many of them receiving double masters awards having also successfully completed their Master of Architecture (RIBA Part 2) professional degrees. Among those present were
Mark Turner MA M.Arch who has also been nominated for the RIBA President's Silver Medal
Christina Gregoriou MA M.Arch
Rajinder Matharu MA M.Arch
Edward Patton MA M.Arch, Charlotte Gildart-Butler MA and Angela Heaney MA
Jack Penford Baker MA M.Arch who has also been nominated for the RIBA President's Silver Medal
Anna Lucas MA M.Arch
Damien Woolliscroft MA M.Arch

Saturday, 6 July 2013

RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship 2013

2012 MA A+U graduate Laura Minca has been awarded the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship 2013 for her research project ON THE MOVE: AN ARCHITECTURAL MODEL EXPLORING TRANSPORTABLE AND IMPROVED LIVING NETWORKS FOR NOMADIC COMMUNITIES The official RIBA announcement and further information on Laura's project are here

Monday, 1 July 2013

Two Blogs

As the 2012-13 MA A+U cohort finalise their projects for submission in the late summer two students have blogs about the development of their theses.
Juan Manuel del Castillo is working on a masterplan for the development of the town of Ñaña in Peru, which you can follow on his blog CATARQSIS URBANA
Simon James Gonzalez is developing a bike based solution to mass transport in Madrid, Which you can follow on his blog BIKE UPRIGHT URBAN SOLUTIONS
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