Metropolitan College’s Architecture Department gets revalidated by RIBA
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently visited Metropolitan College’s Faculty of Architecture, to consider the Faculty’s accredited Architecture programme for revalidation. In the visit, the Board reviewed a wide range of content collated, produced and presented by staff and students.
We are delighted that the RIBA Board (subject to ratification by the RIBA Education Committee) have unconditionally recommended the validation of the MArch Architecture & Urban Design RIBA PART 2 course for 5 years and the BArch (Hons) Architecture at candidate status for RIBA PART 1. Both programmes are offered in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University, UK.
The Board commended the School on establishing a motivated cohort of staff that work collaboratively, putting students’ learning experience at the core of their activities.
It has also been commended the level of investment made by the Faculty, and how successfully the course tackles the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by expanding human capital with an SDG perspective, the associated research activities, and the SDG agenda implementation. The integration of detailed research pedagogies within the Faculty, and the excellent quality of student work and the depth across all levels, demonstrates clearly the attainment of professional standards.
Speaking of the successful validation outcome, Dr Elena Douvlou, Head of Architecture, said: “We’re delighted to see our programmes revalidated for a further 5 years which is a testament to the quality of the students’ work and the degree of commitment of the academic staff.”
Metropolitan College’s Architecture programme was first validated by RIBA in 2015. The Architecture Department would like to thank all faculty and students for their hard work and determination in achieving continued RIBA accreditation.
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