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AJ100 practices name Bartlett 'best school' – again

The Bartlett's new home at Wates House, exploded facade - design by Hawkins\Brown

The Bartlett has been rated the best architecture school in a survey completed by the staff of AJ100 practices

Early findings from the AJ’s annual survey of the UK’s largest practices - which will be officially published next week - see University College London’s architecture faculty ranked as the nation’s number one school for the 13th successive year.

Despite being knocked off the top spot of the the Guardian’s league table of architecture schools by the University of Cambridge last week, the Bartlett has further increased its dominance of the AJ100 rankings.

This year 30 per cent of practices surveyed made the London school their top choice - a rise of 10 per cent on 2015.

The gap between the Bartlett and its nearest rival, the University of Bath, is 9 per cent. This year’s top five mirrors exactly those in 2015, with the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University third (9 per cent), the Mackintosh at the Glasgow School of Art fourth (5 per cent) and the University of Sheffield fifth (4 per cent).  

The AJ100’s top five architecture schools

  1. The Bartlett, University College London
  2. University of Bath
  3. Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University
  4. Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art
  5. University of Sheffield

Among the other schools to have narrowly missed out on the top five were the University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, Queens University Belfast, University of East London, University of Liverpool, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the AA and Manchester School of Architecture.

The winners of all the AJ100 awards and the full rankings will be announced at the AJ100 gala dinner at the Tower of London on 8 June.

The Guardian’s top 10 architecture schools 2017

  1. Cambridge
  2. The Bartlett
  3. Bath
  4. Welsh School of Architecture
  5. University for the Creative Arts
  6. UWE Bristol
  7. Kent
  8. Huddersfield
  9. Manchester School of Architecture
  10. Northumbria

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