Architectural Technology facilities
Our students work with a range of industry-standard facilities across our Architectural Design courses. From the studios to the workshops to the study centre, there is space and resource for everyone to work, learn and develop designs and projects.
Architectural Technology studio
As a BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology student you will have full access to our dedicated studio space, based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival Style Arkwright building in the heart of Nottingham.
You'll share the studio with students from all years to study, share ideas and complete project work.
CCT (Construction Collaboration Technology) room
Our computers in this space have all the software you need to complete your projects. Our teaching team will work with you on a range of industry-standard programmes including REVIT, AutoCAD and Sketchup to develop and realise your designs.
Model making studio
You'll be able to develop your projects in this well-equipped space, facilitated with expert supervision from our workshop technicians.
Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab
This specialist lab is a space you may use in your final year if you're interested in more advanced digital technologies and are pursuing that in your project work. Our Professors and researchers work in this space which is also home to virtual reality technologies, allowing you to immerse yourself in digital spaces.
For some projects that involve creating models from wood, you'll work in this space filled with the equipment and technical expertise required to support.
You'll learn the importance of concrete testing during your studies. Our lab includes concrete batching and strength testing facilities for cubes, prisms and beams.
Structural testing equipment
You'll have access to a range of compression and tensile testing machines, up to 100 tonne capacity, which will allow you to undertake a wide range of testing programs. These are supplemented by a suite of small scale testing/experimental rigs. All equipment is calibrated to British standard and also includes access to a range of structures based software including Dr Beam, Dr Frame and Prokon.
Based in the Maudslay building, this space is perfect for private study and is equipped with computers, large format plotters and desk space, together with the latest, and archived, online journals and publications.
You'll be taught to use this machine for cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, and deformation of metal based materials. You can use this equipment for metalworking, woodturning, metal spinning and thermal spraying.
CNC 4 axis milling machine
Using a milling machine is one of the most commonly used processes in industry for machining parts to specific sizes and shapes. You'll use our HAAS machine develop and design your projects.
Produce models and full scale prototypes on the latest model of this medical grade printer. You'll receive training and advice on how to full utilise this fantastic piece of equipment.
Laser cutting machines
You'll be able to work with our large and small format laser cutting machines to progress your designs in a range of materials.
Surveying equipment store
You'll have the opportunity to use a wide range of surveying equipment such as total stations (reflector-less and robotic) GPS, and levels for class practical sessions and project work.
This is where you'll come to get your hands on the materials you'll need during tutorials and group and individual project work. The store is well-equipped, staffed by our expert technicians, and used by all students in the School.
Computer based software
You'll have access to a range of software to aid your project developments:
- Adobe Creative Suite Web Premium CS5 (including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamworks, Acrobat Pro);
- Autodesk Productivity Suite (including AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max Design with VRay);
- Cinema 4D Artlantis, Rhino, Solidworks, Primavera, Vectorworks and Hevacomp; and
- Microsoft Office
Architectural Technology facilities
- Subject area: Architecture and civil engineering
- Category: Learning tools and spaces; Teaching facilities