Our students work collaboratively, across disciplines and scales, address urban challenges and learn to build at 1:1 scale. Our alumni work at a range of regionally, nationally and internationally-recognised and award-winning practices, some of which include:

AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Architecture PLB, Ash Sakula, Atelier 66 (Athens), Atkins, Ben Adams, Ben White Architecture Ltd, Collier Reading Architects, Delano Architects Lagos, Design Engine Architects Ltd, Dovetail Architects, Ercle, Feilden Clegg Bradley, Foster and Partners, Gillespie Yunie Architects, Green Form Design, Harrison Sutton Architects, Haworth Tompkins, Hilton Barnfield Architects, HLM Architects, Jestico and Whiles, Keith Williams, Kensington Taylor Architects, Living Space, Make, Marraum Architecture and Design, Michael Conoley Associates, Michael Hopkins (Dubai), Mitchell Architects Ltd, M2H (Kuwait), Nicholas Grimshaw, Nicholas Hare, Nicholas Pople Architects Ltd, Peter Currie, Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects, Richard Parr and Associates, Stackhouse Design LLP, Stride Treglown, Studio Partington, Walters and Cohen, Wilkinson Eyre, Zaha Hadid.

This is what some of our current and past students had to say about the BA course: 

Madhusha Wijesiri

Principal Designer at M2H Design Studio and Co-Founder of Code Atelier

“Studying at Plymouth helped me in many different ways. Firstly, it helped me to widen my knowledge of architecture through a very well laid out programme. Secondly, it helped me to redefine and refine my architectural agenda by letting me explore my own interests and abilities. Thirdly, it helped me by providing me with tools and the confidence to face challenges, situations, and then react and respond sensibly."

Madhusha talks to us about University of Plymouth's studios, taking a leap of faith with a start-up, and liaising with customers across the world.

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"Creatively, they don't stop you with your own ideas. You can do what you want and you're encouraged to do that."

Gregory Wotton

"The staff here at the University of Plymouth really are what makes the course what it is."

George Davis

Emily Holland

Practice: 2018 – current: Lime Architects, Bristol, UK​

Completed: ​BA (Hons) Architecture in 2018, PART 1

“Studying BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Plymouth was a fantastic experience. The studio spaces have an inspiring atmosphere where I developed a strong bond with both students and tutors. I was inspired to push the boundaries of design through tectonics, materials and building programme.​

Over the three years, I gained a significant insight into the architectural world and felt prepared to begin working in an architectural practice. A key aspect I learnt was how a design should respond to its site, its surroundings and the people that use it. Also, how design can make a positive impact – not just locally, but also globally.

In 10-15 years time I hope to see myself as an architect – possibly with my own practice in the South West.”

Abhijith Vijayendra​

Practice: 2018 – current: Elemental Studio (Architecture)​, Lorem Ipsum (Digital Advertising)​, Bangalore, India​

Completed: ​BA (Hons) Architecture in 2018, PART 1

"My three years at the University of Plymouth have been nothing short of life altering! The teaching approach of tutors to assist and critique rather than impose played a key role in finding my own language in design. The loosely twined project briefs and critical context (history and theory) papers acted as catalysts to invoke and experiment my own thoughts and intuitions. The organisational structure of studios has been very influential in ​my outlook towards design, collaboration and critique. ​

Exposure to tools and techniques of making and prototyping enabled me to realise designs, ideas and spaces in multiple dimensions; the importance of which I feel ten-fold in the work place environment.​

Hands-on projects at the Dartington Estate have been instrumental, exposing me to the art and methodologies of making. Having taken the plunge into setting up my own studio,​ I find myself on stable ground when it comes to working with construction teams and clients.​"

Almudena Tesorero

Practice: 2018 – current: Penoyre & Prasad, London, UK​

Completed: BA (Hons) Architecture in 2018, PART 1

"My BA (Hons) Architecture degree at the University of Plymouth was definitely a rewarding experience. What I appreciated the most was the approach to teaching; we were encouraged to carry out our projects through collaborative work and integration of other modules such as technology. This synthesis was noticed in my portfolio and undeniably appreciated when I was looking for a placement. Indeed, the iterative and integrated testing we carried out during studio projects has been particularly useful as a learning process as I am now finding it is also done in practice. ​

In 10-15 years I hope to be a qualified architect, who has had an opportunity to work on quite a few different projects. All of which would hopefully lead to pinning down my niche, with the ultimate goal of setting up my own architectural practice.​"

George Davis

Practice: 2018 – current: Design Engine Architects, Winchester, UK​

Completed: BA (Hons) Architecture in 2018, PART 1​

"Studying BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Plymouth has opened so many doors for me. It has inspired me to interrogate design in the world around me, in the pursuit of making it a better place. The integrated approach of the course, whereby technical and communication skills are intrinsically connected to the design studio project, is the only way architecture should be studied. It reflects the challenges we face everyday in practice, and I am fully prepared for that.​

Architecture is so much more than just a degree, it’s a way of thinking, a way of looking at the world; I aspire to design far more than buildings. My experience at the University of Plymouth has exposed me to the many disciples architects can operate within, from city scale master planning, right down to bespoke furniture design. I want to pursue a career in place-making, where the things we design collaboratively can have tangible impacts on the communities they serve, and Plymouth was the start of my journey towards this mission."​

Shannon Ciriaco​

Practice: 2018 – current: Kensington Taylor Architects, Exeter, UK​

Completed: BA (Hons) Architecture in 2018, PART 1

"Having worked in an architecture practice for a while now, I’m ​starting to realise how much I value the style of teaching I received at the University of Plymouth. The passion of the lecturers for the ​subject has really inspired me to continue my degree, and even ​pursue a career in it! ​

I’ve enjoyed every stage of learning, however, the standout aspect was working on master planning projects as it allowed me to study ​a project in its wider context. This has now given me a gained interest ​in the vernacular. I’m also glad I had the opportunity to work at these ​large-scale projects as it was seen as an advantage when looking ​for a placement. With regards to my portfolio, employers commended the amount of work I was able to produce at varying complexities ​(from site analysis to individual projects to master planning) during my time at Plymouth as applicants from other universities seemed to lack such diversity of skills and approaches.​

In 10 years from now, I’d like think that I’ll be a qualified architect and enjoying what I do!”