From our base on the beautiful and inspiring Garthdee campus, you’ll work in the ‘here and now’ with a focus on real and contemporary challenges, such as sustainability.
You’ll also keep an eye on the future through innovative, highly respected courses that take seriously the needs of tomorrow. We take a forward-thinking approach, are held in high regard professionally and offer accreditation through a wide range of bodies.
We’re passionate about producing professionals who have not only expert knowledge, but also the skills to apply it appropriately and creatively.
We're dedicated to the design and construction of high quality buildings that both speak of our time and are relevant for the future.
We are passionate about keeping courses relevant to big issues such as the environment and sustainability.
Accessible, approachable design and construction professionals work side by side to share their expertise and creativity.
The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment’s award-winning staff have paved the way for an excellent record of graduate employment.
You'll find Robert Gordon University graduates establishing their own practices or working on projects around the world as diverse as the landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and casinos in Las Vegas.
Professional accreditation from a range of bodies includes Association of Building Engineers, Architects Registration Board, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia.
Strong international links broaden student opportunities and regular study trips to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Stockholm, Venice and Paris are a chance to get to grips with international design trends and practice.
Examples of our Architecture and Architectural Technology students' work.
Our Partnerships & Affiliations
We are proud to be associated with leading organisations, institutions and professional bodies, including:
The new £16m purpose-built facility boasts a number of bespoke, flexible studio spaces that enable creative exploration and enquiry across all the school’s professional disciplines.
The new facility provides bright, well-serviced spaces that encourage new ways of working while supporting the continued development of strong individual disciplines within the collective of the School.
There's a dedicated spray booth for model construction, new workshop facilities to help you learn and perfect techniques and a high spec AV (audio visual) system with the ability to interlink projector systems throughout the large studio spaces.
Our library offers easy access to current and comprehensive collections of journals, reports and books, as well as all the electronic resources you'll need to learn, experiment and share ideas.
Designing stimulating, sustainable, well-considered structures and spaces that reflect society's aspirations.