About us

Welcome to the School of Architecture and Environment, an innovative centre of academic excellence with an established global reputation. Join our supportive community of experienced teaching staff, passionate researchers, and experts in practice.

Our award-winning R Block on Frenchay Campus is home to inspiring facilities, including computer-aided design (CAD) studios, workshops and digital facilities. Hone your craft in a space that won the Royal Fine Art Commission 'Building of the Year' award for Architectural Education.

We’ve been recognised for providing an outstanding student experience that has led our graduates to attain leading roles at prominent practices. This supports our connections with private, public and voluntary organisations, including strong partnerships with the City of Bristol and Design West.

Through collaboration with local, national and international employers, we’re producing environmental insight which underpins our teaching. From rural to commercial spaces, we’re discovering new ways to create sustainable buildings and empowering future architects to prioritise sustainability.

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Our subjects

Architectural designs of a building


Our Architecture courses include: Architecture, Architectural Technology and Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture and Environmental Engineering and more.

Cranes on a construction site

Construction, Property and Surveying

Our courses include: Property Development and Planning, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, Real Estate, Building Services Engineering, Construction Project Management and more.

Product design project produced by a student


On our design courses, you'll work on live briefs, be inspired by study visits and benefit from our extensive industry links, both in buzzing Bristol and further afield.

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Geography and Environmental Management

Our courses include: Geography (human and physical), Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geology, Uniformed and Public Services, Urban Planning (MSc/PGDip) and more.

Birds eye view of Bristol


Our courses include: Architecture and Planning, Planning and Urban Leadership, Property Development and Planning, and Urban Planning.

Our facilities

award-winning architecture building and studios


Spaces and facilities to inspire tomorrow's architecture.

Construction students on a construction site

Construction, Property and Surveying

Lay the foundations for a successful career in construction, real estate or surveying, learning from experienced professionals and getting to grips with all the latest industry-standard equipment.

Specialist lab

Geography and Environmental Management

First-class facilities including specialist laboratories, social learning spaces and computer laboratories equipped with the latest professional software, provide well-equipped inspiring spaces to study, learn and collaborate.

Bristol coloured houses in Clifton


Where better to hone your planning skills than in the home of one of its greatest pioneers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Be at the heart of a thriving, growing vital city and make the most of industry-standard tools and facilities as you build practical planning skills.

Our research and partnerships

Building surveyor on construction site


Our extensive programme of research and consultancy combines academic excellence and policy relevance, for which it has a well-established national and international reputation.

Students product design work being viewed at a Degree Show


We keep our teaching and research up to date through regular consultation with a range of employers and professional groups drawn from local, national and international businesses and public sector organisations.


Providing talent for your business

Student consultancy projects offer local organisations free consultancy in exchange for hosting a student or group of students.

Students at a construction site

News and events


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Find out what events are taking place across the University and how you can take part.

Educational Resources for the Built Environment (for academic and professional use)

Education resources for the Built Environment for academics and professionals including films on building construction, history and conservation and a construction website. 

View ERBE resources

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