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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.

Hear Course Leader Bhavna Crossley take you through the key facilities you'll use on our undergraduate Architectural Technology course.
Architectural Technology studio
Architectural Technology studio

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 room Maudslay
CCT room, Maudslay building

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.

Architecture students working in the model making workshop in the Maudslay building on the City Campus
Students in the model making workshop

Model making studio

You'll be able to develop your projects in this well-equipped space, facilitated with expert supervision from our workshop technicians.

Academic and postgraduate researcher using the virtual reality technology in the creative and virtual technologies laboratory
Academic staff working with virtual reality headset

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.

MAU woodwork workshop
Students in our woodwork workshop

Woodwork workshops

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.

Students working in the concrete laboratory, Maudslay workshops
Concrete testing equipment

Concrete laboratory

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.

Jet Yaw Chong

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.

Students working on computers in the study centre, Maudslay building

Study centre

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.

MAU CNC lathe
Our CNC lathe in the Maudslay workshop

CNC lathe

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
Our milling machine at work

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.

3D printer
3D prints made in our machines

3D printers

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.

Software including Geosite, LSS and Topsurv is also available for survey data processing.

Workshop store

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

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