MA Architecture and Adaptive Reuse is a one-year full-time, or two-year part-time programme about existing buildings, situations and places, and how over time these can be encouraged to evolve, sustain new uses, and accommodate new users – not as a reaction to the prevailing conditions, but in anticipation of them.
The importance of heritage, culture, and sustainability to the development of the built environment has ensured that adaptive reuse has moved from the periphery into the mainstream of architectural practice. The subject is future-oriented, sustainable, and given the heritage-informed nature of the discipline, it is the defining aspect of architecture in the twenty-first century.
Students investigate the theories that underpin the subject, explore technical issues including construction, environmental control, sustainability, and retrofit. The programme also discusses conservation and heritage law.More about the MA course