Portsmouth School of Architecture

About Us

We are a vibrant, engaging school that inspires and challenges you. We help grow your knowledge in a tutoring culture that's productive, curious, and on the pulse of today’s ever-developing world. We also enrich your practice and collaboration skills in exciting ways.

Have an obscure topic you want to delve into? Our staff are from many walks of architecture and design, so you always have support – whatever your need. Want to further your research and community activity? We have an array of fascinating PhD opportunities, and initiatives to work with schools and colleges. How about going abroad or learning a new culture? We have many international exchanges, all within reach from our historic coastal city. 

With eclectic ways to learn and work, you can be sure to build a confident future in architecture and design. Join us and be part of a flourishing creative community.

We are Athena SWAN-Awarded

Athena Swan Bronze Award Logo

We have successfully obtained the Athena SWAN Bronze award, which recognises our engagement with gender equality. The panel commended us for embedding gender inclusivity into the curriculum.

"We are very proud to have received the Athena SWAN bronze award, especially as architecture as a profession has struggled to achieve gender equality. This award recognises our commitment to raising issues and working to achieve equality in the workplace for all, and celebrates good employment practice for women."

– Pamela Cole, Head of Portsmouth School of Architecture

We are establishing our Equality and Diversity Committee, which helps in our aims to enhance inclusivity and diversity throughout the School. Recognising we still have much to achieve, we will put in place our Athena Swan Action Plan over the next three years.

Find out more about Athena SWAN at the University