KSAP Online End of Year Show 2020

Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP) are excited to announce that we will be hosting our End of Year Show 2020 as an online exhibition this year.

Head of School, Professor Gerald Adler, writes, “What a year this has been, our fifteenth since the establishment of the School at the University! We began last September on an optimistic note: last summer we had gained continuing and unconditional validation from the RIBA for our Part One and Two programmes. This is no mean feat, and I thank all colleagues for the work involved in this, and all students whose work we used as evidence and who engaged in lively discussions with the Visiting Board.

We also launched two new postgraduate programmes: the PGDip Architectural Practice, our Part 3 course run by Peter Wislocki, and a new MSc in Bio Digital Architecture, directed by Tim Ireland. We are currently going through the process of seeking RIBA Validation and ARB Prescription for the Part 3, and hope to have our first graduates later this year.

We have welcomed new colleagues to the School, as well as putting some seasoned teachers onto a firmer footing with us. We have pioneered a new ‘Practitioner’ Contract, aimed specifically at design practitioners, and have engaged Felicity Atekpe, John Letherland, Fiona Raley and Alan Powers on fractional posts. While we were sad to say goodbye to Patrick Crouch last year, we have engaged Tim Meacham as our in-house artist, working mainly in Stage One.

Under Chloe Street Tarbatt’s direction, the BA (Hons) Architecture course has seen changes in the teaching pattern and use of space, where we now run design/technology studio in Stages Two and Three over two days. In the MArch, Michael Richards has built on the success of the programme by fostering the great diversity in approach afforded by the Unit system, which you will be able to explore in our online End of Year Show 2020, which I warmly invite you to join us in celebrating our students’ fantastic work.”

Welcome you to explore our End of Year Show 2020 which is now live.


Emeritus Professor Don Gray opens KSAP End of Year Show 2019

Founder and former Head of School of Kent School of Architecture and Planning, Professor Don Gray, opened this year’s End of Year Show 2019, the 14th degree show since the school’s inception in 2005. This year’s exhibition, organised by our student association, KASA (Kent Architectural Student Association) was a huge success, and included a free ice cream truck from Tonibell Ice Cream, and welcome drinks provided by Chapel Down, courtesy of Guy Hollaway Architects.

A big thank you to all the sponsors this year: Del Renzio & Del Renzio, Thorp Design, OSG Architecture, JV Architects, Corstophine & Wright, Taylor & Hare, MWAI, Clague, On Architecture, Kent Union, University of Kent’s Mobility Fund, to everyone who attended, and to Stage 4 MArch student David Norman for the fantastic photographs.

The End of Year Show 2019 is open for two more days, Monday 24th June and Tuesday 25th June from 10am – 4pm.

KSA End of Year Show 2018

This year’s Kent School of Architecture End of Year Show will open with a private view on Friday 15 June 2018. 2018 marks the 13th show the School has hosted, and this year, KASA (Kent Architectural Student Association) have announced the theme for this year’s Show is ‘Architecture and More‘, to celebrate the diversity of research that students explore within the School, and the breadth of subjects that students interact with through their studies in architecture (such as arts, photography, music, literature, science).

In preparation for the End of Year Show, KASA launched their Annual Catalogue Competition open to all students in the school, to design the front cover, back cover, spine and layout for the internal content for this year’s accompanying catalogue. Congratulations to Elliott Ritchie and Larissa Braga, Stage 3, BA (Hons) Architecture for their winning submission.

The End of Year Show will be opened at 6pm on Friday 15th June with guest speaker Charles Holland, founder of Charles Holland Architects.

KSA Summer Show 2017

This year’s Kent School of Architecture Summer Show 2017 is joined by a new initiatives: community and alumni engagement. Activities spanning a twelve hour long show mark the school’s twelfth exhibition.


The morning’s sessions will host three workshops, aimed at integrating local secondary schools with students of the Kent School of Architecture. Visitors will be joined by students of the unique MArch Pedagogy module, endorsing positive attitudes towards creativity and and community engagement in higher education.

Public Exhibition

Guests, alumni and the general public are invited to join students of the school from 18:00 on the 16th June 2017. A short prize giving will be hosted by current RIBA President, Jane Duncan and Head of School Don Gray from 19:00. Exhibition catalogues will be for sale for the duration of the evening and the exhibition will remain open to the public from 19th – 23rd June, 10:00-17:00.


The School’s student led association KASA, places community at the centre of its agenda. Alumni have received an animated electronic invite to the Exhibition 2017. Part of the show’s evening activity includes an alumni hub, which aims to integrate former students with forthcoming graduates and employers.

KASA Catalogue Competition – Winner Announced!

On Friday 16th June 2017, the Kent School of Architecture will be celebrating it’s twelfth year with a unique take on the end of year show. The show will run through twelve hours of programmed events, exhibiting student work across the school and providing emphasis on alumni and community integration.

KASA (Kent Architectural Student Association) recently ran a design competition for the exhibition catalogue. There were an overwhelming number of submissions this year, so a huge thank you goes to all those involved.

Congratulations to Tom Chappels of Stage 5 for his winning design, and also to runner up Matt Harrall!

KASA have already begun exhibition preparations, and details of the event will follow in due course.

2017 KSA End of Year Show Design Competition!

In preparation for the 2017 Kent School of Architecture End of Year Show, Kent Architectural Student Association (KASA) are launching a competition to design the Degree Show Catalogue. The catalogue will be available to purchase by students, parents and the public during the course of the event and every year it showcases the high standard of work the school achieves.

As this year marks the twelfth event the school will host, the themes for this years show orientate around the twelve hours of the clock. Activities are due to run throughout the day, with events scheduled on the hour every hour, over the course of twelve hours.

This year, we are delighted to announce that the current RIBA President, Jane Duncan will be opening the show on Friday 16th June 2017.


Sir Terry Farrell opens KSA Summer Show 16

KSA Summer Show 16 opened on Friday 17th June 2016 with special guest Sir Terry Farrell. There were hundreds in attendance to celebrate what has been yet another great year at Kent School of Architecture. As with every year, the degree show is organised by a core team of students; this year the show was led by 5th Year MArch student James Bussey and KASA president, 4th year MArch student Charles Hope who also put together this year’s degree catalogue. To buy this year’s catalogue, click here.

KSA Summer Show 16 will remain open to the public from Monday 20th June – Friday 24th June 2016 from 10AM – 4PM daily.

KSA End of Year Exhibition

11cOn the Friday 19th of June 2015 at 5:30pm, the Kent School of Architecture hosted its 10th End of Year Exhibition. The show comprised work of all 5 years as well as additional work from foundation and postgraduate years. The Marlowe building on the University of Kent campus (marked using an enormous pink X to symbolise the number 10) was unsurprisingly bursting at the seams with high quality work and scores of people who had travelled to see it.


The exhibition was officially opened by special guest and Architects Journal Editor Rory  Olcayto who spoke shortly about the need for high quality schools of architecture and about the nature of architectural education itself.

The evening then progressed to the presentation of prizes including the Eliot Cloister design competition winners prize for Prinka Anandawardhani and Tracy Hulley, presented by Eliot College Master Stephen Burke. There were many other prizes awarded by the school and also sponsors including an award from Guy Holloway for Stage 2’s module Form and Structure. Guests who were in attendance commented on the richness and quality of the work on show, and their delight at how quickly the young school is progressing.

Also on show were the schools latest technological advancements including 3D printers, scanners and a drone in the foyer.

The Kent School of Architecture is in a constant state of progression, in both reputation and therefore quality of work, which means that future end of year exhibitions will continue to rise in quality. We look forward to seeing you all there next year!

By Edward Powe – Stage 2 BA (Hons) Architecture

Kent School of Architecture students win RIBA prizes

RIBA Prize Winners 2013

Congratulations to Matthew Downey and Emmanuel Owusu, students here at the Kent School of Architecture who have both received prizes for excellence from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Matthew, 24, was the winner of the Diploma Prize at Kent and Emmanuel, 20, was the winner of the Degree Prize at Kent. They both received their prizes from Derek Nicholson, Chair of RIBA West Kent Branch at the School of Architecture’s recent End of Year Show. The Prizes are designed to celebrate the talent of architecture students at the University.

RIBA has stated that the judges were impressed with Matthew’s project, which was a design for Millennium Mills – a derelict 20th century flour mill in London’s Docklands. Matthew proposed a new building as a trade centre that would integrate a mixture of societies, combined with a centre for monitoring immigration. ‘By integrating different technical approaches adopted from a culture’s native way of life, such as their traditional construction methods and materials, the cultures can come together to represent a community.’

Matthew Downey's project

The judges were excited by Emmanuel’s project, which was a design for an extension to the Centre for Urban Culture in Lille. La Maison Du Hip-Hop aims to celebrate the rise of contemporary hip-hop in Lille and in France as a whole and is dedicated to the professional development of hip-hop artists. The project would rejuvenate an area that suffers from high unemployment and declining manufacturing industries. As Emmanuel says, ‘Inspired by the spontaneity of the street dance battle, the scheme aims to contribute to the great strides taken by Lille to be one of the foremost French and European cities’.

Emmanuel Owusu's project

Matthew has just completed his MArch Part 2 course towards qualifying as an architect at the University of Kent and Emmanuel has just graduated from the University of Kent with a BA (Hons) in Architecture, we wish him both all the best for the future.