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Our degree programmes prepare you with the knowledge and skills appropriate to a range of career outcomes in the design of the environment: interior design, landscape or architecture.

You will be encouraged to develop your individual creative ability and support this with the development of a high level of technical skills.


Layton Portrait_01You will have the opportunity to explore the creation of the spaces we use everyday as well as those at the experimental edge of creativity that we admire as art forms in their own right whether permanent, temporary, or virtual.

Our students are immersed in the world of industry with live briefs, events, and opportunities for interaction to prepare you for a career in architecture, interiors, landscape or their allied professions.

Staff bring with them a wealth of professional and international experience at the highest levels to guide, debate and nurture you as you progress.

Our students are encouraged to understand the philosophies behind the design of different kinds of spaces and the impact that the interrelationship of politics, society and technological change can have on the built environment.

Layton Reid, Associate Dean


Ravensbourne offers you the opportunity to be treated as the young designer you want to be. You are pushed to become entrepreneurial and develop your skills as a young working professional.
Chris Hall, BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures alumnus


Departmental news - click here

Monday 11 June 2018: Farshid Moussavi recognised in Queen’s birthday honours
Farshid Mousavi, one half of the architects Foreign Office who designed the Ravensbourne building has just been awarded an OBE for services to Architecture

BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architecture student shortlisted for the RSA Design Awards
BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architecture student Vincenzo Damato has been shortlisted for the RSA Design Awards for his 'Salus' project. Salus is an artificial gravity module, proposed for the International Space Station, with the health and well-being of astronauts a primary consideration.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 22 May, following an interview Vincenzo and the other eight shortlisted finalists undertook with a panel of judges earlier this month. The winner will receive a £2,500 prize from Natwest.

Professor Layton Reid's Edudrome project featured in New London Architecture's Knowledge Capital Report
Professor Layton Reid's Edudrome proposal has been included in the New London Architecture Knowledge Capital report which launched this month.

The Edudrome is a proposal for: "a new iteration of the learning landscape, a flexible hangar, into which the institution can grow and contract as its needs demand. It also allows the institution to partner with the local community, to provide knowledge sharing facilities, library, sports and meeting and conference rooms, to benefit all stakeholders."

Download the full report at New London Architecture 

Professor Layton Reid appointed Visiting Professor and Visiting Researcher at ESNE
Professor Layton Reid, Ravensbourne's Associate Dean for the Department of Architecture has been appointed as a visiting professor and visiting researcher at ESNE, a University School of Design, Innovation and Technology in Madrid, Spain.

The appointment comes with recognition of his "brilliant, research and professional record in the field of design and innovation."

BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architecture student awarded third place in the Amara Student Interior Designer of the Year Awards
Isabella Fancello, a student on Ravensbourne's BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architecture course has been awarded third place in the Amara Living 'Student Interior Designer of the Year' Awards.

She received a £1000 scholarship for her Scandinavian inspired interior designs in late March.

RIBA's South East London Architecture (SELA) group encourages local practices to support Ravensbourne's Department of Architecture 
RIBA's South East London Architecture (SELA) group are encouraging the brightest and best architecture practices from across London to join them in a regular Practice Surgery at Ravensbourne. The drop in sessions will offer the chance for local practices to get involved with Ravensbourne's current projects, and afford students the opportunity to learn from established local practises.

Professor Layton Reid in discussions for the involving Ravensbourne Department of Architecture students in the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 preparations
Professor Layton Reid, Ravensbourne's Associate Dean for the Department of Architecture recently the Winter Olympic 2022 site to discuss the potential for Department of Architecture students to assist with preparations for the path to the Beijing 2022 site.

Write to us: 

Department of Architecture,
Ravensbourne,
6 Penrose Way,
Greenwich,
SE10 0EW

General enquiries: info@rave.ac.uk

Undergraduate applications: Applications are made through UCAS

Undergraduate admissions enquiriesPlease email admissions@rave.ac.uk

Academic enquiries: Layton Reid, Head of School of Architecture/Academic Development: l.reid@rave.ac.uk


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