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We make, create, design and build. We’re planners and problem solvers. We draw lines, and we break boundaries.

We are the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

We are 3,000 students, five departments and one school. We stand halfway between science and philosophy; between tradition and disruption. We embrace theoretical rigour, and insist on hands-on experience for all our students. We celebrate design heritage, and we invite innovation.

We’re a nationally renowned stage for talent in making and design. We investigate the physicality of tools and tech, glass and grass, bricks and mortar; we explore the abstract excitement of ideas and creative philosophies.

A community of designers and makers

We’re a diverse school, committed to widening professional prospects. In every aspect of architecture, design and the built environment, we emphasise the availability of opportunities for everyone. Our only criteria is talent – and our only condition is hard work.

With a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research, one of the School’s biggest strengths is our global network of trusted industry partners. These relationships are great news for the quality and scope of your learning – through placements and exciting live projects, you’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of internationally recognised companies.

On a conceptual level, we’re about the art, science and business of making and design: on a practical level, we’re investing that knowledge in smart cities, energy and sustainability projects, and huge global partnerships.

We’re a provider of industry-accredited learning; a worldwide centre for professional connections; and a hub for some of the UK’s most exciting collaborations and research projects.

But most of all, we’re a community.

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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. These buildings are home to many of our teaching and social spaces in addition to the Nottingham Conference Centre.


90% of School of ADBE graduates who entered employment are in a 'High Skilled' role 15 months after finishing their degree (latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18)


We've got the largest number of year-long placement undergraduates studying architecture, building and planning in the UK (HESA 2021)


NTU is ranked in the UK’s Top 3 for Land & Property Management subjects (Complete University Guide 2023)

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