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Call for Design Unit Leaders

Call for Design Unit Leaders

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017

We are inviting expressions of interest in running a design unit in the third year of our BSc (RIBA Part I), the second year of our MArch (RIBA Part II) and our new MA AD (Masters in Architectural Design).


Year 2 students shortlisted for Finsa Prize

Year 2 students shortlisted for Finsa Prize

Friday, 19th May, 2017

Two groups of BSc students shortlisted for the International Finsa Award for Students of Architecture & Design.


CUROP Project: Regional scale housing retrofits –

CUROP Project: Regional scale housing retrofits –

Friday, 12th May, 2017

This is open to all Cardiff University undergraduate students who will not graduate in 2017.


Paul Hinkin  Student Bursary Fund

Paul Hinkin Student Bursary Fund

Thursday, 11th May, 2017

This fund is open to full time registered undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Welsh School of Architecture. Application deadline 19th May 2017.


Students attend VELUX Daylight Academic Forum

Students attend VELUX Daylight Academic Forum

Friday, 5th May, 2017

Two WSA PhD students share their research at the 4th VELUX Daylight Academic Forum in Berlin.


Sky Dome location for film challenge

Sky Dome location for film challenge

Thursday, 4th May, 2017

The Sky Dome has been used as a filming location for the Sci-Fi London 48 hour film challenge 2017.


CUROP Opportunity at the Welsh School of Architecture

CUROP Opportunity at the Welsh School of Architecture

Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017

Opportunity for UG student to undertake research into “Evaluating Sustainable Design in Stirling Prize Winning Buildings and their Architects”


Transforming sustainable urban development

Transforming sustainable urban development

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017

An interdisciplinary team of Cardiff academics is helping to develop knowledge and capacity for sustainable urban development using green infrastructure.Professor Chris Tweed, Dr Wassim Jabi and Dr Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster from the Welsh School of Arc …


WSA Students run design-and-build projects in Fiji in summer 2017

WSA Students run design-and-build projects in Fiji in summer 2017

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017

CAUKIN Studio (run by current WSA MArch students) win Cardiff University backing for their international architecture venture.


Home monitoring kits for Merthyr

Home monitoring kits for Merthyr

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017

Cardiff University research project helps residents get the best out of their houses


Navarra fieldtrip brings together students from Wales and Spain

Navarra fieldtrip brings together students from Wales and Spain

Thursday, 6th April, 2017

Students from the Welsh School of Architecture recently travelled to Pamplona, Spain for a study trip centred on sustainable architecture.


WSA tutor wins Architects’ Journal Small Projects award

WSA tutor wins Architects’ Journal Small Projects award

Friday, 31st March, 2017

Croft Lodge Studio by Kate Darby and David Connor has been announced as the winner of AJ Small Projects 2017. (Image credit: James Morris)


Curbing coffee cup usage

Curbing coffee cup usage

Thursday, 30th March, 2017

Research by Bewley’s and Cardiff University identifies measures that can help encourage the use of re-usable cups by coffee drinkers


Conservation course recognised at International Prize for Architectural Restoration

Conservation course recognised at International Prize for Architectural Restoration

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

The MSc Sustainable Building Conservation is awarded with an honourable mention at DOMUS International Prize for Architectural Restoration.


UK-India year of culture launch

UK-India year of culture launch

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017

University academics attend high profile event at Buckingham Palace


Reflecting on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics

Reflecting on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics

Friday, 10th March, 2017

Dr Juliet Davis will give a talk at a University College London (UCL) event on Wednesday 15th March on her research into the urban legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games.


Welsh School of Architecture appoints Prof Aseem Inam as Chair of Urban Design

Welsh School of Architecture appoints Prof Aseem Inam as Chair of Urban Design

Monday, 6th March, 2017

The Welsh School of Architecture is looking forward to welcoming our new Chair of Urban Design, Professor Aseem Inam, who will commence his new role in April 2017.


Pavilion project’s Lottery boost

Pavilion project’s Lottery boost

Wednesday, 1st March, 2017

One of Cardiff University’s five Flagship Engagement Projects, Community Gateway, has been successful in its bid for a £50,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to develop ideas to renovate and extend the Grange Pavilion, an old bowls pavilion and green in the heart of Grangetown.


Dr Oriel Prizeman visits Rakhigarhi with seedcorn funding

Dr Oriel Prizeman visits Rakhigarhi with seedcorn funding

Friday, 24th February, 2017

Dr Oriel Prizeman has visited the important archaeological site of Rakhigarhi in Northern Haryana, India after winning seedcorn funding from Cardiff University.


Building Performance Simulation and the User

Building Performance Simulation and the User

Friday, 24th February, 2017

Special Issue in the Journal of Building Performance Simulation


Workshop documents the Palermo of refugee children

Workshop documents the Palermo of refugee children

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

A collaborative design workshop led by researchers and undergraduates from the Welsh School of Architecture has documented the way refugee and migrant children see their current home of Palermo, Sicily.


Zero-carbon homes: saving money as well as energy article published in New Statesman

Zero-carbon homes: saving money as well as energy article published in New Statesman

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017

Dr Jo Patterson has had an article published in the New Statesman publication (10 February 2017) discussing the opportunities for a transition for low carbon homes from novelty to the norm.


Article on research work published in CIBSE Journal

Article on research work published in CIBSE Journal

Thursday, 9th February, 2017

Afroditi-Maria Konidari and Ian P Knight, of the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, look at how proactive building management and low-energy design reaped results.


Wyn Thomas OBE

Wyn Thomas OBE

Thursday, 9th February, 2017

The Welsh School of Architecture was sad to learn of the passing of Wyn Thomas OBE in January 2017.


Year one students create giant installation out of 25,000 pencils

Year one students create giant installation out of 25,000 pencils

Wednesday, 8th February, 2017

Staff and students from the Welsh School of Architecture showcase novel design structure in Barcelona.


MSc Sustainable Building Conservation graduate presented with IHBC award

MSc Sustainable Building Conservation graduate presented with IHBC award

Tuesday, 31st January, 2017

EPSRC funded PhD Candidate, Hilary Wyatt has been presented with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s prestigious Gus Astley Award for her MSc dissertation. Photo: Colin Higgs, Portreath Studio.


Welsh School of Architecture launches new postgraduate courses

Welsh School of Architecture launches new postgraduate courses

Thursday, 26th January, 2017

The Welsh School of Architecture is launching four new postgraduate courses available for entry in 2017/18.


BSc students to create pencil installation in Barcelona

BSc students to create pencil installation in Barcelona

Thursday, 19th January, 2017

First year students on the BSc Architectural Studies programme will travel to Barcelona later this month to collaborate on a structure made of 25,000 pencils.


WSA associates on House of the Year shortlist

WSA associates on House of the Year shortlist

Monday, 19th December, 2016

Chris Loyn, studio consultant, and Phil Coffey, external assessor at the Welsh School of Architecture on the RIBA House of the Year 2016 shortlist. Photograph by Timothy Soar


EMUVE – Research into shrinking cities and urban voids

EMUVE – Research into shrinking cities and urban voids

Tuesday, 6th December, 2016

Researchers from the Welsh School of Architecture are investigating the varied reasons behind the shrinking of cities along the Euro-Mediterranean coastline and the recovering strategies that might offer new opportunities of regeneration for local populations.


Graduates named as RIBAJ’s Rising Stars of 2016

Graduates named as RIBAJ’s Rising Stars of 2016

Thursday, 1st December, 2016

Rhys Jones and Bethan Knights, both graduates from the Welsh School of Architecture, have been named in the cohort of 2016 Rising Stars by RIBAJ.