Matter Reality review day

The final reviews of the First Year Matter Reality project took place on Friday 22 February on the Moor in Sheffield city centre.

The day was a great success, with all material groups putting on a good show, provoking much positive dialogue with the people of Sheffield.

First Year Students on the Moor


On Friday 22 February first year students from the School of Architecture will be presenting an exhibition of their ‘matter-reality’ project on the Moor in Sheffield city centre.

Groups have been working for three weeks with a range of different materials to create a ‘place for conversation’ in the public realm, using a vacant shop unit as a temporary studio.

Please come and join us on the day to see what the students have produced. You can read more about the project at which includes links to the individual group blogs.

Rosie Parnell visits TU Berlin

Rosie Parnell will be visiting Berlin Technical University (TU Berlin) later this year to advise on peer learning and learning about participatory design approaches. Funded via the ‘Lehre n’ network, this programme encourages international exchange, inviting experienced overseas professors with an expertise in research into teaching and learning, or in subject-specific didactics to advise on learning and teaching. For further details visit

Lunchtime Specials

Lunchtime Specials Series 10

The ‘Lunchtime Specials’ series provide an opportunity for the sharing of knowledge and techniques from a range of architectural disciplines throughout the School.

Fri 15. Feb – The Creative Suite 101: When to Use Which

Tues 19. Feb – Analogue to Masterpiece: Presentation Tricks and Tips

Tues 26. Feb – Small, Medium, Extra Large: The Architectural Year Out

Tues 5. March - Where to Next? Practising + Researching Abroad

Tues 12. March – Other Ways of Working: Alternatives to Architecture

All talks take place in the Well on floor 16 and start a few minutes after 1pm.

Lunchtime Specials are a series of talks organised by architecture students for architecture students. Unlike timetabled lectures, the talks focus on specific issues to expose students to a wide range of techniques that can improve their workflow or provide inspiration for their projects and aid their development into professional life.

For any further information about the series, or if you would like to get involved in some of the talks, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


MArch Open Days

This year, SSoA are holding two open days for students who are interested in applying for our RIBA Part 2 validated courses – the MArch in Architecture and the MArch in Architecture & Town Regional Planning.

The open days will include a talk by Satwinder Samra, the Director of MArch, a tour of the School’s facilities and a chance to ask questions about studying at SSoA and the application process.

The open days will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 27th February 2013

Wednesday 13th March 2013

Both events will start at 2pm and take place on floor 16 of the Arts Tower in Room 16.03. If you wish to attend please contact to book a place.

The deadline for submitting applications for September 2013 entry is the 30th April.

SUAS Lecture Series

SUAS presents… Informing Architecture

This semester, the SUAS lecture series looks within the architectural profession as well as beyond to other disciplines, with guest speakers including geographers, artists, developers, engineers as well as architects. The aim of informing a collaborative approach to and mapping a wider picture of current issues and practices with the urban environment.


07/02 – Clark Brockman, Sera Architects

14/02 – Danny Dorling, human geography

21/02 – Elizabeth Turner, TRADA

28/02 – David Roberts, UCL

07/03 – Greg Penoyre, Penoyre & Prasad

14/03 – Film screening

11/04 – Carolyn Butterworth – ‘Liveness’ as a Political Stance

18/04 – Rod Heyes, Caruso St John

23/04 (Tuesday) – Jeanne van Heeswjik

25/04 – Jonathan Hines, Architype

02/05 – Martin Stockley, Stockley Associates

09/05 - Edward Burtynskey film night

16/05 – Paul Chatterton, LILAC (note revised date)

All talks start at 6pm on Thursday evenings in the Well on Floor 16 of the Arts Tower, with informal discussion continuing after in a local hostelry.

The lecture series is sponsored by HLM Architects.

(list updated 7. May 2013)