The Kent School of Architecture and Planning, based at the University’s Canterbury campus, offers programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The programmes complement the University’s courses in Urban Studies and Multimedia Technology and Design as well as those offered by the School of Arts.
Kent has one of the best graduate employability records of any UK university and studying with the Kent School of Architecture and Planning will equip you for a successful career in architecture. In addition to your professional skills, we will also develop a wide range of transferable skills in areas such as: communication, team-working, problem-solving and computer literacy.
The University of Kent is committed to architecture in the region and the unique opportunity presented by regeneration activities in Kent will allow the School to become a focus for experimentation and conjecture, building strong links with regional business, local communities and built environment professionals.
Students studying at the Kent School of Architecture and Planning experience a wide range of learning environments, both formal and informal, experienced as an individual and in groups.
Urban Environment and Social Sustainability
- The Few Meter (2018-2021)
- Urban albedo computation in high latitude locations: An experimental approach (2017 – 2020)
- Co-designing Green Infrastructure in Informal Settlements (2019)
- Sensory Navigation in the Canterbury Journey – Canterbury Cathedral (2016)
- Architectural Digital Activism: the coastal front of Margate and Cliftonville (2015-2016)
- Sensory Navigation in a Heritage City (2015 – 2016)
- Space, movement and Alice in Wonderland: digital technologies and understanding of imaginary and real space (2015-2016)
- Paths of Desire (2015)
- Digital Economy: Communities and Culture Network+ (2012-2016)
- Mapping the lived experience of food bank clients and volunteers (2013-2014)
- Mapping for Change secondment at UCL Street mobility and accessibility (2014)
- Eco-cultural production in a Changing World pilot project (2013)
- Shades of Grey Towards a Science of Interventions for Eliciting and Detecting Notable Behaviours
Buildings, Energy and Climate Change
- Thermal Comfort in Tsunami Housing Developments in Southern Coast of Sri Lanka (2016-2017)
- Between Heritage and Sustainability (2016-2018)
- Climate change adaptation and intergeneration living in a heritage townhouse in Margate (2015-2017)
- Investigating low carbon refurbishment solutions for the development of a heritage townhouse in Margate (2015)
- Developing performance specifications for climate change adaptation strategies of a heritage townhouse in Margate (2014-2015)
- Improving the thermal performance and comfort of The Old Coach Station in Faversham (2014)
- Low-carbon city and architecture: Tianjin University Innovation Base Introducing International Talents (2012-2017)
- Inquiries into a new model for teaching environmental design in architecture (2012 2013)
- Building Performance Evaluation of the Jarman Building School of Arts (2012-2014)
- Building Performance Evaluation of the Pines Calyx Building (2012-2014)
- Integration of active and passive indoor thermal environment control systems to minimise the carbon footprint of airport buildings (2009-2012)
- Airport Energy Technologies Network (2009-2011)
- Coincident Probabilistic climate change weather data for a Sustainable built Environment (2008-2011)
- Phase II Feasibility Studies Retrofit under the Future (2010)