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Welsh School of Architecture’s first MDA students join this year’s DPP cohort for an intensive and dynamic four-day course.

15 October 2019

MDA short course
MDA short course

Last week saw this year’s first short course for the Master of Design Administration and the Diploma Professional Practice (Part 3), exploring topics key to both programmes, with spirited input by the students and interactive and insightful presentations by the invited experts.

The week included a day long feasibility study workshop with shorter workshops and seminars on a range of current topics related to development control, practice management and professional services.

It was run by Programme Leader, Professor Sarah Lupton, together with the School’s external expert consultants, Manos Stellakis (Lupton Stellakis) and Rob Firth (ActionCOACH Global), and tutors Katherine Jones (Katherine MG Jones: Artist and Architect), Chloe Sheward (Purcell), Bianca Dumea (GFA) and Oliver Steels (Errand).

Other contributors gave a range of seminars on a variety of topics including:

Professor Lupton said:

“It was exciting to welcome the new MDA and DPP students to the School. Running the shared modules allowed for a wide mix of backgrounds and experience, enabling lively debate and a cross fertilisation of ideas.”

For all enquiries on the programmes please contact Professor Sarah Lupton at

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