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. 31, January, 2018 CityLab - Where the City Becomes the Classroom

    The CityLab project ‘Where the City is the Classroom” is an interdisciplinary opportunity for students from any disciplines in RGU to collaborate with students from the University of Aberdeen, to develop a ideas, which will have a positive social impact.  

  1. 15, January, 2018 RGU awarded £4.2million to expand its pioneering work-based learning degree programme

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    Robert Gordon University (RGU), a pioneer of work-based learning degrees, has been awarded £4.2 million by Skills Development Scotland to significantly expand the range of courses on offer and the number of places available.  

  2. 14, December, 2017 RGU students host architecture exhibition addressing variety of Scotland’s issues

    Masters of Architecture students from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment have created a series of exhibitions which look to address a variety of issues affecting Scotland today.  

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