Studying at SSoA

About us

Architecture with a view…

Our School is known around the world for its strong social conscience. We believe in architecture that makes a difference and know that it has the potential to significantly enhance the quality of life of those who inhabit and use it.

The Sheffield approach...

Through our teaching, research and partnerships we engage with real societal, environmental and architectural issues

As a UK top 4 research School we fully integrate research and design at all levels. Teaching is delivered by academic staff at the forefront of their field and students develop into skilled and critical researchers.

We fully engage with the City of Sheffield which offers a unique and exciting context in which to study architecture. Our generous environment promotes collaborative working and a community feel. The Well is the physical and social heart of the School and The Arts Tower offers unrivalled views across our green City and beyond.

We are proud to have an inclusive, open and approachable working environment and unique studio culture. We believe in supporting and enabling people to develop their own approach as individuals.

Our Students, Staff and Alumni produce outstanding architecture and research. They are having a positive and lasting impact on the global built environment.

We are shaping the future of practice and leading on cutting edge, interdisciplinary architectural education through our teaching initiatives, research and collaborations.

"We are an exceptionally dynamic, diverse and international school with a lively and engaged student body. We are situated in the centre of the UK, in its greenest city, with easy access to all other key cities. We have consistently been rated at the highest level for the quality of our research and teaching.

Live projects, working with real clients in the community, are an important aspect of what we do. It is for this reason that we enjoy a reputation for being perhaps the most socially and politically engaged school of architecture in the UK.

Professor Fionn Stevenson
Head of School


Our graduates are sought after by employers who recognise that our students develop excellent skills.
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We are consistently rated as one of the best Schools of Architecture in the UK.
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