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The Bartlett Summer Show 2019
Welcome to one of the world’s greatest exhibitions of student architecture. This year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Bartlett School of Architecture’s Summer Show is presented exclusively online for the first time. You can explore a range of ambitious and creative work, from models and drawings, to films, multimedia projects, immersive environments and digital fabrications, which will challenge what you think of as architecture and the role of the architect.
Barbara-Ann Campbell-Lange, Acting Director, and Bob Sheil, Director, The Bartlett School of Architecture
Our students’ ambitious projects address themes including housing, healthcare, equality and social justice, climate change and environmental sustainability. They are examined and interrogated through proposals that are ambitious and creative, yet playful and experimental. The show includes works presented by over 700 students from four degree programmes at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, which are curated into 32 themed spaces. Some of these represent groups of students or programmes while others represent design units. Our design units are a signature feature of design teaching at the school. They are communities of about 16 students working closely with tutors to address a new theme each year. In the Architecture BSc and MArch programmes, units are initialled either UG (undergraduate) or PG (postgraduate) and numbered.
You are invited to hear from our students directly and explore their work further in a series of online events, including themed tours and late evening talks.
Architecture BSc (ARB/RIBA Part 1)
Programme Directors: Ana Monrabal-Cook and Luke Pearson
Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies BSc
Programme Director: Elizabeth Dow
Engineering & Architectural Design MEng
Programme Director: Luke Olsen
Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)
Programme Directors: Julia Backhaus and Patrick Weber
Find out more about our range of programmes and how to apply to study with us on our website.
As you browse the work, you will see prizewinning students highlighted for their exceptional projects. Our prizes celebrate many categories, from drawing, to history and theory, technology and environmental design. Distinctions and First-Class Honours awards are also indicated. In addition, this year, all 120 students in the Architecture BSc Year 1 cohort received the Architectural Prize for Resilience and Adaptability in recognition of their perseverance in extraordinary times.
View all the prizewinning work here.
You can also browse The Bartlett Summer Show 2020 book, which accompanies the show. As well as showcasing design projects, the book includes excerpts from history and theory essays and theses. It also outlines our commitment to widening architectural education through The Bartlett Promise, and includes the latest from the student-led movement to tackle climate emergency, Architecture Education Declares.
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