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Student shows 2016: what's on and when

The Architectural Association Student show

The AJ’s guide to when to catch this year’s architecture end of year shows



Anglia Ruskin University

When 8 - 23 June
Where Ground Floor, Marconi Building, Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ

Cambridge University

When 14 - 17 July (preview 14 July, 6pm)
Where Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London

East Midlands

De Montfort University

When 17 - 23 June (preview 17 June, 5.30pm)
Where De Montfort University, Leicester

Lincoln University

When 28 May - 10 June (preview 27 May, 6pm)
Where Art, Architecture and Design building, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Nottingham Trent University

When 4 - 11 June
Where Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham


Architectural Association

When 25 June - 26 July
Where 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

University of East London

When 16 June - 1 July (preview 16 June, 6pm)
Where AVA Building, Docklands Campus, University Way, London E16 2RD

University of Greenwich

When 16 June - 3 July (preview 15 June, 6pm)
Where 1st Floor Studios, 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BD

Kingston University

When 4 - 10 June (preview 4 June, 1pm)
Where Knights Park campus, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ

The CASS, London Metropolitan University

When 24 June - 2 July (preview 23 June, 6.30pm)
Where Central House, Whitechapel High St, London E1 7PF

London School of Architecture

When 16 June
Where Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

London South Bank University

When 29 June - 2 July (preview 28 June, 6pm)
Where Southbank campus, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, SE1 6NG

Royal College of Art

When 23 June - 3 July
Where RCA Kensington, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

The Bartlett, UCL

When 25 June - 9 July (preview 24 June, 7pm)
Where 140 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2BX

Central St Martins, University of the Arts London

When 22 - 26 June
Where 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AA

University of Westminster

When 16 - 28 June (preview 16 June, 6pm)
Where University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

North East

Newcastle University

When 17 June - 15 July (preview 17 June, 6pm) 
Where Architecture Building, The Quadrangle, NE1 7RU

Northumbria University

When 15 - 24 June (preview 14 June)
Where Ellison Building, Block C, Northumbria University

North West

University of Liverpool

When 17 June - 18 July (preview 17 June, 6pm)
Where Leverhulme Building, Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZN

Manchester School of Architecture

When 11 - 22 June (preview 9 June, 5.30pm)
Where Benzie Building and Chatham Tower, Manchester School of Art, Higher Ormond Street, Manchester M15 6BR

University of Central Lancashire

When 11 - 17 June (preview 10 June, 3pm)
Where Harris Building, Corporation Street, Preston PR1 2HE

Northern Ireland

Ulster University

When 8 June - 15 June
Where Belfast Campus, York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED


University of Dundee

When 20 - 29 May
Where Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, 13 Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HT

University of Edinburgh

When 28 May - 5 June
Where ECA Main Building, 74 Lauriston Place. Evolution House, West Port

Glasgow School of Art

When 18 - 25 June
Where Reid Building and Bourdon Building, Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ

Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Buit Environment, Robert Gordon University

When 18 - 25 June
Where Robert Gordon University, The Sir Ian Wood Building, Riverside East, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7GJ

University of Strathclyde

When 3 - 17 June
Where James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1XJ

South West

Arts University Bournemouth 

When 17 - 24 June (preview 16 June, 6pm)
Where Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5HH

University of Bath 

When 24 - 26 June
Where The Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ 

Plymouth University

When 11 - 23 June
Where Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Scott Building and the Royal William Yard: Mills Bakery 

University of the West of England

When 2 June
Where R Block, Frency Campus, Bristol

South/South East

University of Brighton

When 4 - 12 June (preview 3 June)
Where Grand Parade campus and Edward Street

University of Kent

When 17 June
Where Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury Campus, CT2 7NR

Oxford Brookes University

When 28 May - 8 June 
Where The Glass Tank, Abercrombie Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site, Oxford

University of Portsmouth

When 31 May - 3 June (preview 27 May)
Where Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ

University of the Creative Arts

When 28 May - 10 June
Where UCA Canterbury, New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3AN


Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

When 17 June - 11 July (preview 17 June, 6pm)
Where Bute Building, Cardiff University CF10 3NB

West Midlands

Birmingham City University

When 11 - 18 June (preview 15 June, 6pm)
Where The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG 


University of Huddersfield

When 10 - 23 June (preview 10 June, 7pm)
Where University of Huddersfield 

Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield

When 17 June - 31 August (preview 17 June, 5,30pm)
Where Sheffield School of Architecture,  The University of Sheffield,  Arts Tower, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

Sheffield Hallam University

When 17 - 30 June
Where Hallam Hall, City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB 

Is your school missing from this list? Get in touch with Laura Mark with details to be added to our guide. 

Thanks to Vinesh Pomal, architect at Levitt Bernstein and RIBA presidential ambassador for young architects, for his help in compiling this guide. 

Readers' comments (1)

  • Liverpool School of Architecture's strength is that it’s deeply rooted in the city and is a fundamental part of buzzing, collegiate campus. The School's stated aim of understanding global context and excellent local application has had a profound effect on the regeneration of the city and has helped position it as an international institution. This year's MArch has a number of exceptional thesis projects on show from talented students.

    LSA Chair in Contemporary Architectural Practice and Visiting Professor Alan Dunlop

    Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
    The best elements of architecture, teaching and urban planning will be on show from the top school in Scotland: Guardian University Guide 2017. Response to place, acknowledgement of the lessons of built heritage, sustainability, authentic consultation and involvement are skills which students from Scott Sutherland bring to architecture, education and practice. It is simply great work.

    Visiting Professor Alan Dunlop Unit 2 Leader MArch
    The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment

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