Ranked top in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide, The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment in Aberdeen boasts state-of-the-art facilities in a brand new purpose-built building.

To be valued by society, better buildings and physical environments must be genuinely better places in which to live, work or play. We see it as our social responsibility to design and build stimulating, sustainable and well-considered structures and spaces that reflect society's aspirations.

Take a look around the  school and watch a video showing some of our new facilities.

Why Study Architecture, Construction & Surveying Here?

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We are passionate about keeping courses relevant to big issues such as the environment and sustainability.

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Our award winning staff that have an excellent record of training industry ready graduates.

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Our purpose built facility boasts a number of facilities to give you the best learning experience.

“The course is first-rate and well exceeded my original expectations. The lecturers are so passionate about the subjects they teach and the mixture of formal lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work gives a great deal of variation.”

Aileen Beverly Surveying BSc (Hons)


Careers

Whether your degree is in architecture, construction or surveying, you will be highly sought-after once you have completed your studies.

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Careers in Architecture

Explore careers in architecture

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Careers in Surveying

Surveyors provide professional advice on building projects

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Careers in Construction

There are a range of career options for in the Construction industry.

News & Events

  1. 06, October, 2017 Open Day October 2017

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    Your chance to experience the University's stunning buildings & superb facilities & learn more about our courses.  

  1. 16, February, 2018 RGU academic wins third spot in international design competition

    Theo Dounas

    An academic from Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment has won third place in a prestigious design competition  

  2. 16, February, 2018 Q&A with Professor of Built Environment Visualisation, Richard Laing

    Richard Laing 2015

    Q&A with Professor of Built Environment Visualisation, Richard Laing, whose research concentrates on the subject of visualisation and its use within public evaluation of open space, built heritage and urban design.  

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