22 November 2021

Welcome to the studios joining us as Collaborative Practices

Our pioneering MArch Architecture: Collaborative Practice is a Masters qualification with Part 2 RIBA validation.

Collaborative Practice students at existing partner practice Hawkins\Brown
Collaborative Practice students at existing partner practice Hawkins\Brown

The structure of the two-year full time course allows students to earn as they learn with leading UK practices in their first year, switching to a University-based model for their second year. 

For the 2021 academic year the course has started with eight new architectural practices on board taking our overall network to over fifty practices. 

The new practices are: 

  • Blee Halligan, award-winning architects with offices in London and the Turks and Caicos Islands.  
  • MawsonKerr, award-winning Newcastle-based architects with a focus on sustainable building. 
  • Pritchard Architecture, a heritage-led practice based in Portsmouth specialising in conservation and conversion.
  • Ryder Architecture, winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise , with offices in five UK cities as well as overseas. 
  • Grid Architects, based in London, Grid are a full-service architectural practice working at various scales. 
  • MAP Architecture, a young architectural practice based in East London working on projects for homes, schools and communities. 
  • Julian Harrap Architects, specialist architectural services for the repair and restoration of historic buildings and estates, and for design in historic settings.
  • Murphy Philipps, an architectural practice dedicated to excellence in delivering practical and high quality design.

We’re excited to welcome these firms to our list of collaborative practices. Their support and engagement ensures that the course continues to be a pioneering approach to architectural education.

Satwinder Samra

Director Collaborative Practice

These collaborations  will allow the Sheffield School of Architecture to expand the provision of the MArch Architecture: Collaborative Practice - allowing even more students to work with some of the country’s top architectural firms  while studying. 

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