riba Council last week accepted the recommendations of the riba visiting board to the University of Plymouth School of Architecture of conditional continued recognition of its Parts 1 and 2 courses, and continued recognition of Part 3. While the visiting board report remains confidential, the outcome of the visit is reported publicly at riba Council.
Following your article last week (aj 18.03.99), I would like to reassure students at Plymouth School that the riba is satisfied that the courses leading to Part 1, 2 and 3, do meet the required standard and continue to be validated by the riba. The Plymouth School of Architecture offers strong, distinctive programmes in architecture and the riba is fully supportive of the school, its staff and students.
The visiting board also recommended continued validation to the Commonwealth Association of Architects, and advised the Construction Industry Board that Part 1 met the Common Learning Outcomes for degree courses in construction and the built environment.
Director of Education, riba