Architects are involved in the design and planning of the buildings and spaces we inhabit: architecture is everywhere and brings together many fields of human endeavour – art, history, physics, engineering and more. This is a new, innovative programme founded on Loughborough's 100 years of 'theory and practice' culture to foster learning in both the university and the workplace. The degree will allow you to study with allied courses in the school and wider university. This is done to nurture strong design leaders who flourish in architectural practice, with first-rate communication and management skills, as well as substantial multi-disciplinary knowledge and abilities. More specifically the programme exploits our internationally-renowned expertise across the built environment disciplines - including engineering, building energy and management. Our aim is to produce exceptional architects through an education that is immersed in hands-on experiences, complemented by the development of vital transferable skills, such as creative problem solving, information management, critical thinking and self-reflection, communication and visualisation, multi-disciplinary team-working, and an array of contemporary digital design skills. A significant part of the programme is studio-based, supported by a dedicated team of architectural practitioners. The course will provide the knowledge and skills for graduates to be exempt from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part I exam. We will seek accreditation from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA as the programme develops, although full accreditation is normally granted as the first cohort of students graduate. An extended (Masters) version of the programme is also being developed and transfer onto this programme may be possible upon completion of this BArch degree (RIBA Part II).