Architecture students at all stages are encouraged to test ideas through a variety of techniques. It is important that students master emerging design technologies that will be integral to architectural practice in the future. In the workshops they can test ideas through carpentry, 3d printing and laser cutting. The school’s survey equipment such as the 3d scanner can prove useful during fieldwork, while the McClay Library, opened in 2009, is regularly updated with leading architecture books and journals.
Every student has a desk in the school’s design studios: a luxury that many universities are unable to offer. The studios foster a collaborative working relationship between peers that can last far beyond the degree itself. This has obvious benefits for the students’ work, but most importantly it strengthens mutual support and encouragement.
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