Located in Canterbury, the Kent School of Architecture was founded in 2005 and has grown to become one of the most successful Schools of Architecture in the UK. Currently placed 3rd in the 2015 Guardian League Table, KSA has gone from strength to strength. We now have around 500 students studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as over 60 members of staff.
Research at KSA achieves excellence in both the history of architecture and in sustainable urban, peri-urban and environmental design. Our staff are active at academic and professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, and appear and publish in local and national media. The School promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research, emphasising sustainable design. We host two research centres, the Centre for Research in European Architecture (CREAte) and the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment (CASE).
One of the most important roles of architecture is to enhance the quality of life of those whom touch it. At KSA, we deal in the invention of new, hitherto unimagined environments, the resuscitation of existing building and urban settlements, and the careful enhancement of towns, cities, rural environments and landscapes to provoke surprise, delight and wonder. We take an innovative approach to teaching and enough students to experiment through models, drawings and digital representation. Our teaching gives the chance to develop design confidence through practical project work.
Kent School of Architecture is equipped with the latest resources including modern design studios, a dedicated model workshop featuring laser cutting facilities and 3D printing, a computer studio with the latest technology and a state of the art Digital Crit Space which was opened in December 2012.