Our aim is to prepare you for the real world of architecture and urban planning. One of the ways we do this is by engaging with industry, businesses, researchers and the public.

We work closely with them to develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in order to put you in a strong position when you graduate.

You’ll need a number of skills when you start your career designing buildings that contribute to the sustainable growth of our cities. Being able to engage with communities and professional networks should top of that list. The industry is ever evolving and constantly competitive and you’ll need to understand how that impacts on your career. That’s why we continue to engage with the professions, the city/region and wider community - to understand the current needs and appetites of our built environment – so that we can pass these learnings on to you.

    Beyond Streets – The Changing Role and Purpose of Public Space

    This landmark collaborative learning event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Academy of Urbanism, organised jointly with Architecture and Design Scotland and the University of Dundee, within the Scottish Government’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. ...

    Beyond Streets – The Changing Role and Purpose of Public Space

    Hybrid Housing Typologies for Off-Grid Rural Communities

    MacroMicro Studio is building a body of work situated in the unique sociological and physical contexts of remote rural Scotland. ...

    Hybrid Housing Typologies for Off-Grid Rural Communities

    Space for Practice

    Space for Practice was created to run as a fringe project alongside the 2016 Festival of Architecture, which was itself part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation and Design 2016. The project ran across three of Scotland’s architecture schools simultaneously – Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, and in Dundee. ...

    Space for Practice