Our Facilities

The Sheffield School of Architecture is located in the Arts Tower, which hosts a range of high quality facilities that are available to all staff and students within the School. The majority of teaching takes place in the Arts Tower studios but lectures may take place in central teaching spaces. Students can also take advantage of facilities across the campus and our materials workshop is located in the George Porter Building.

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Our studio culture is at the heart of the School, providing a space for students to actively engage and develop their own approach within the frameworks.

We have a strong and inclusive studio culture. In our Undergraduate Programmes material taught in lecture courses is brought into studio projects, where tutors and practising architects help guide the design process. Our Postgraduate Masters and MArch students work on studio projects which build on the strengths and interests of our Design Tutors.


Material Workshops

Our materials workshop facility offers a range of equipment for modelling and fabrication with a range of materials.

The George Porter workshop offers a suite with a comprehensive range of equipment including laser cutters, CNC router, bandsaw, bench sanders, vacuum former, heat sheet bender, TIG welding and a huge range of battery powered and hand tools. Staff are on site to offer advice and assistance and the workshop offers a well stocked shop which sells modelling materials.

The Model Making Studio offers an extension of the studios for light tooling and large scale modelling. Light toolkits and battery drills are offered on loan to be used here.


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Information Technology

The computer labs are for use by Architecture students only. All PCs in this suite have recently been upgraded and host a suite of Professional BIM, CAD and design software.

Reprographics Unit

The Reprographics Unit hosts a vast range of printing, scanning and binding facilities up to A0 in size.

There is also the opportunity for students to take advantage of 3D printing of models from digital files.


Media Unit

The Media Unit offers a full range of audio, visual and environmental equipment which includes artificial sky for daylight simulation, heliodon for sunlight simulation, environmental meters, thermal imaging camera and mixed reality imaging suite.

A photography studio is also available for model photography and we offer a fully equipped digital review space.

Light Studio

3D Printer Light Room