Interview with our Prof Greg Keeffe

January 29th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Professor Greg Keeffe was today interviewed by the International Urban Food Network as part of a continuing interview series. Greg shares his insights on the benefits of urban agriculture and its potential implementation by expanding upon the theory of a Hardware-Software Interface.

See for interview proceedings

Public Engagement with Comedy: Belfast Bright Club

January 29th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Dr Sarah Lappin and Dr Gascia Ouzounian will take part in the Belfast Bright Club event as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival on Thursday 19 February 2015.  Belfast Bright Club is a variety night which combines public engagement with comedy and music.

See for more information.

Queen’s University: 20th Most International University in the World

January 26th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

THE_International School

And Architecture at Queen’s plays its part….well done Queen’s University Belfast – 20th most international university in the world. Queen’s ranked higher than Cambridge, Warwick, London School of Economics and Edinburgh University, MIT, KTH, Manchester, UCD and Trinity College Dublin. Onwards and upwards….(again)

Source: Times Higher Education

Arts and Humanities Research Council Funding Success

January 26th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Lappin_Recomposing the City

Dr Gascia Ouzounian (Creative Arts) and Dr Sarah Lappin (Architecture) are delighted to announce that their research project ‘Hearing Trouble: Sound Art in Post-Conflict Cities’ will be funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

This grant will represent a major research collaboration between Creative Arts and Architecture, adding to other positive developments in their Recomposing the City project. Next month will see the launch of a cross-faculty seminar series, Soundspace, with the support of Queen’s Annual Fund, and in March a visiting PhD student from Venice will join the research group. This summer their co-edited issue of Journal of Sonic Studies, stemming from their International Symposium in 2014, will be published, including contributions from Queen’s staff and post-graduate students.


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

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.