Queens Annual Fund Success

January 19th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

For the first time, staff in Architecture have been awarded funding from the Queen’s Annual Fund. The Fund, which has raised £2.2 million from alumni of the university, supports projects which enhance the student experience.

Dr Sarah Lappin (Architecture) and Dr Gascia Ouzounian (Creative Arts) will run a series of cross-faculty lectures and workshops which will focus on issues of sound and the built environment.  The series will be one of the first of its kind at the university, bringing together PGR and PhD students and experts from a variety of disciplines including architecture, planning, music, biology, anthropology, archaeology and beyond. See their website www.recomposingthecity.org.

The intensity of our research…wonderful news

January 12th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Ref league tables

We are pleased with the recent assessment of our research in the 2014 REF – placing us above Cambridge, Manchester, Cardiff, Ulster and Nottingham and many others.

This great result reflects the quality, relevance, and intensity of our research.  We are a member of the Russell Group –  which ”represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.”

Source of table – Times Higher Education Supplement

Christmas drinks at the Jones’ house Randalstown

December 22nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Some final year BSc and MArch Queen’s University students enjoying drinks and nibbles at the Jone’s House Randalstown – 17 December 2014.



Scholarships for Architecture Students

December 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Architecture at Queen’s students  have a good track record of success with these scholarships:

William and Betty MacQuitty Scholarship (Closing Date: 22 January 2015)

University Travel Scholarships – Emily Sarah Montgomery, Sir Thomas Dixon & First Trust (Closing Date: 29 January 2015)

Alan Graham Fund Travel Scholarship (Closing Date: 29 January 2015)

For information on how to apply, please follow the links above.

National Competition Success For Queen’s Architecture Students

December 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink


Queen’s Architecture students have had success at the inaugural Irish Walled Towns Network: Historic Research Awards 2014. The new awards, supported by the Heritage Council of Ireland and hosted by the Royal Irish Academy, sought to honour research focussing on Ireland’s historic towns carried out by final degree and taught masters students, open to all disciplines and all universities on the island. Andrew Bryce won the overall degree student award for his Derry/Londonderry City Archive design proposal with Andrew Abraham being a shortlisted finalist in the taught masters category for his work exploring the (re)imaging of Belfast through collective memory in contested spaces.


External Perspective

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Paul Iddon- Marketing for Architects Nov 2014

November 26th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

As Paul flies off to Copenhagen – thanks for two great days of input from him to MArch and BSc professional skills and a public lecture too. You can listen to the public lecture in full below. The PowerPoint presentation is available here.




Sasha Greig- Invigilating at the Irish Pavilion

November 26th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Architecture at Queens was pleased to support Sasha Greig with a substantial bursary towards her acting as one of the invigilators at the Irish Pavilion, co-curated by our Gary Boyd and John McLaughlin, at the 2014 Venice Biennale, Italy. Here is photograph of Sasha at the Pavilion – and her reflective essay she wrote while at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.


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Nottingham University students at QUB MArch

November 21st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Rachel Delargy, a graduate of QUB MArch, now working with Hall McKnight,  gave Michael Stacey’s MARS MArch group a masterclass on how to build paper models. Photographs by AMJ.

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Inaugural Lecture: Professor John Cole

October 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Architecture: The Art of Healing
5pm Wed 19th November,2014
Lecture Theatre LG 024
David Keir Building


To attend please email Andrea Fordham- a.fordham@qub.ac.uk

Lecture Series in Sustainable Thinking

October 23rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink