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Innovative Architecture course gets professional recognition

7 Jun 2021 1:30PM

The University of Suffolk’s Architecture course has become one of just four in the region to be accredited with the Architects Registration Board (ARB).  

The new accreditation means graduates of BA (Hons) Architecture at the University can become Qualified Architects in Practice once they complete all three parts of their training.  
ARB was established by Parliament in 1997 to regulate the profession in the UK and the title is protected under the Architects Act for those who are on the Register to practice.  

Course Leader Dr Liana Psarologaki who founded the degree course at the University of Suffolk said “This has been a major step towards establishing Architecture at Suffolk. The team, School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology and the University have been behind this vision of making Suffolk a place well-known for training future architects in dynamic and forward-thinking ways and this is an important milestone. We join four others in East Anglia, including Cambridge, in having this accreditation. Our academics are all qualified and our courses are designed in line with industry standards. We are now in the process of securing RIBA validation status for our Part 1 and expanding our portfolio with an exciting Masters in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2).” 

“We would like to thank all external partners to make this possible including RIBA Suffolk, visiting practitioners, colleagues at Ipswich Borough Council, advisors and examiners, graduate employers and supporters and of course our Architecture students.” 
To find out more about BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Suffolk visit To register for the University’s Virtual Open Day on 26 June please visit  


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