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The UK is home to one of the best architecture industries in the world. It generated £3.6 billion in revenue for the UK economy in 2018 and currently employs a workforce of around 44,000 talented individuals.

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With such a renowned architecture sector, it is no surprise that the UK attracts talent from around the world. London is the hotspot for this talent, with the highest concentration of architectural practices of any city in the world.

British architecture continues to be a leading light in adopting new and experimental techniques and in creating structures that transform our cityscapes.

When it comes to breaking the mould, UK architecture does not shy away from change. Internationally recognised architects such as the late Dame Zaha Hadid, Sir Norman Foster and Will Alsop have all helped the UK build a reputation for pioneering and avant-garde architecture.

UK architecture is also leading the way in low-carbon and sustainable architectural design, creating ground-breaking ecologically-friendly and energy-efficient buildings.

Alan Philips

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Those working in the field hold positions in a broad range of roles from architects to urban developers and interior designers.

These roles span numerous areas within the architecture sector including the likes of cultural projects, heritage matters, commercial development, international project development and retail design.

Interior architecture graduates often go on to design the rehabilitation and extension of existing buildings, or the creation of new built environments. You could find yourself working in architectural and urban consultancy, workplace design, housing research, and retail planning or community development.

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