Studying both Architecture and Landscape Architecture I feel well prepared for a career in the built environment

Emma Koch
Emma Koch
Undergraduate student
BA Architecture and Landscape
Emma, BA Architecture and Landscape, chose to pursue a dual architecture and landscape degree and hopes to qualify in both disciplines.

Why did you decide to study this course at Sheffield?

Before applying for university I was struggling to decide whether to study Architecture or Landscape Architecture - this dual course was the perfect answer!

What have you enjoyed about the course?

The diversity in both course content and styles of learning. I personally prefer the studio projects as they are most creative however the mix of lectures, field trips, group projects and design studio mean there is never a dull moment.


Studying Architecture at Sheffield has a great balance between the arts and science with great opportunity to enhance creativity.

Emma Koch

BA Architecture and Landscape


What skills have you gained while studying in Sheffield?

Studying the course enhanced my interest in design and taught me development and representation techniques, specifically with both drawing and computer-based skills. Time management and confidence are further skills the course has enabled me to develop.

How do you think your degree experience will help you in your career?

Studying both Architecture and Landscape Architecture I feel well prepared for a career in the built environment. The integrated projects specifically help to see a scheme cohesively, rather than a building and a landscape. This will be of great help when working on real-life projects.

How has studying at Sheffield informed the way you think about the subject?

Studying Architecture at Sheffield has a great balance between the arts and science with great opportunity to enhance creativity. The importance of sustainability and the social responsibility of architecture within the school encourages a well-rounded approach to architectural design.

What career aspirations do you currently have for after you graduate?

I plan to work for at least a year within a mixed practice in order to gain skills within both industries before hopefully returning to Sheffield to study the masters degree.

What is your favourite thing about Sheffield?

The friendly feel and scale of the city. It's large enough to never get bored but small enough to feel like home.

What advice would you give to a new Sheffield student?

Enjoy every moment you can and discover Sheffield's independent businesses, venues and events!

Emma Koch
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