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We’ve been developing the next generation of architects, designers and technologists for over 30 years. Our courses are renowned in industry for their quality and relevance to practice, embodied by our professional accreditations and successful graduates who continue to have lasting positive impacts on the architecture and design industries.

Our successes are a product of our diverse body of students, dedicated academic and professional staff, and team of technical experts. Academic staff are embedded in industry through practice, consultancy and research and specialise in areas including global heritage and management, digital architecture, identity, memory and architecture, deployable structures and urban energy planning.

We’ve got extensive links with partners and our broad range of expertise enable us to develop and support our students at every level, through undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research study routes. Teaching is underpinned by visiting professionals and industry experts who enhance the course content with their insight into current practice and live projects applied to real challenges faced in architecture.

We’re based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival style Arkwright building, right in the heart of Nottingham. If you’re interested in visiting, studying, or working with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Our Research Groups and Centres

Smart Heat Networks

Smart Heat Networks

NTU's Smart Heat Network (SHN) has been set up to respond to the challenges of this transformation. UK experience in heat networks is concentrated in a handful of cities such as Nottingham and Sheffield.

The Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab

The Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab

The Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab is a multidisciplinary research environment where architects, artists, designers, engineers, computer scientists and human scientists collaborate to explore the potential of new visualisation techniques and digital design models and processes. This will enhance the quality of our buildings and cities in a sustainable way meeting user expectations.

iSBET (Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment Technologies)

iSBET (Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment Technologies)

An internationally leading multidisciplinary engineering research group that helps to advance knowledge in the field of innovative and sustainable built environment technologies and management. Our work supports the economic competitiveness and improves quality of life with in the research areas of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Green Buildings and Innovation in Design and Management.

Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage

Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage

The Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage focuses on the investigation of human aspects of architecture, spatial practices, urban heritage, material culture and the built environment within the ever-changing urban and social structures of contemporary cities. Our research, development and consultancy provide cutting edge innovation, creativity and analysis of historic centres, buildings and world heritage sites in the UK, Europe and globally.

Featured Facility

Newton and Arkwright

The University has invested a massive £90 million in the regeneration of two Grade II* listed buildings, Newton and Arkwright, at the heart of the City Campus. Arkwright is home to our inspiring studio spaces where our students are encouraged to work collaboratively and experiment with ideas.


We've got the largest number of year-long placement students studying architecture, building and planning in the UK (HESA 2018/19)


94% of our undergraduate architecture students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)


100% of our postgraduate architecture students are in graduate level employment within six months of graduating (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)

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