Trinity Hall welcomes students to read Architecture. It is a very demanding course that involves developing design skills and acquiring a wide range of technical knowledge and theoretical understanding. The central design teaching is through studio projects, which are usually developed over several weeks before a final review of each scheme at a 'crit'. The studio design work is accompanied by a full complement of lectures in associated subjects such as structures, construction, environmental design, and the history and theory of Architecture.
Students participate in site visits to building sites and study trips both in the UK and abroad to see a wide range of architectural masterpieces (recent destinations for trips include Barcelona, Berlin and Istanbul). At the end of the year, the design work is showcased in London at an inspiring exhibition, which is entirely organised by the architecture students.
Architecture is a small department, with about forty students in each year, so students are thinly spread across the colleges. Within Trinity Hall we usually have two or three architecture students every year, but all the architecture students form a supportive group across the three years of the undergraduate degree. Supervisions are arranged in groups with students from other colleges. The community of studio life in the Department means that you work closely with your peers.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Department's Open Day, which provides an opportunity to be shown around the studio building, to meet present staff and see some of the students’ work. College Open Days also give the opportunity not only to see around Trinity Hall, but also to talk to our Director of Studies and current students. We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.