This practice-based course represents the final step towards registration as an architect in the UK. To be effective professionals, architects must be able to manage a wide range of disparate requirements, demands and constraints affecting the process of designing and producing buildings. This programme deals with issues related to the context for practice, the management of architecture and the management of construction.
You should be working in an approved practice as the course draws upon your experience. The course comprises recall days held throughout the year where you will attend intensive lecture, seminar and workshop programmes to introduce the key material. Project work is undertaken in the workplace and then used to explore and understand the application of this material.
The course draws on the expertise of academics and practitioners from the architectural profession and the building industry. It is directed by John Edmonds, who joined the department in August 2007, and is an experienced chartered architect with over 25 years as a principal in private practice. He oversees the course as a whole and contributes to the teaching primarily in bridging the link between practice and academia. John has also been involved with teaching and examining professional practice for ARB/RIBA Part 3 since 2001.
On successful completion of the Part 3 course the you can apply for registration as an Architect with the ARB and chartered membership of the RIBA. This qualification is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), subject to periodic review by ARB, for the purposes of entry onto the United Kingdom Register of Architects.