An incomplete list of all UK & RoI architecture Summer Shows 2013

As a Lecturer on a relatively new BA(Hons) Architecture degree, it seemed like a good idea to recommend that our first cohort of students take time over the summer vacation to seek out some of the summer shows of the other architecture courses, departments, faculties and schools around the country. So, being a complete sucker and not wanting to deal with my in-tray, here are the beginnings of a complete list of all architecture summer shows in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

You’re welcome.

Please don’t copy this list, but feel free to link, share, tweet and recommend it far and wide. Schools are listed by the location of their show (Cambridge, for instance, are only exhibiting in London this year) – first by region or country then alphabetically by city. London is given prominence at the top of the list not because their schools of architecture are any good, but because that’s where you’re most likely to tick off as many shows as possible in one day. I’m building this off the RIBA’s list of validated or validation candidate courses plus the five schools in the RoI. Please let me know if I’ve missed one out.

You will see this list has many gaps. Please help me out by dropping me a line in the comments to tell me about the precise dates, times, venues and online info for forthcoming shows. I will update as often as I can, most likely once a day. This is revision #16 Friday 31 May 2013, 07:30..

Many thanks to all the students and faculty members who have helped me compile this list. Additional thanks to Aideen McCole, whose blog lists all the art, architecture and design shows happening across Ireland and Scotland this summer. Since first publishing this list on 9 May, Building Design magazine have also published their own comprehensive listings, available here.

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for the information provided here. Please check directly with respective institutions before setting out or buying those gnarly non-refundable train tickets.


Architectural Association

Dates: from 21 June
Times: 10:00-19:00 (Monday-Friday), 13:00-15:00 (Saturday 22 June), 10:00-17:00 (Saturday 29 June, 6 July, 13 July)
Venue: 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

Central St Martins

Dates: 19-21 June
Times: 12:00-20:00 (Wednesday-Friday), 12:00-18:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Central Saint Martins, The Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AA.

London Metropolitan University
(Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design)

Dates: 26 June – 5 July
Venue: Spring House, 40-44 Holloway Road, London N7 8JL

Royal College of Art

Dates: 20-30 June (closed Friday 28 June)
Times: Noon – 8pm daily
Venue: Testbed 1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP

University College London
(Bartlett School of Architecture)

Dates: 22-29 June 2013
Times: 10:00-17:00 (20:30 on 22 & 28 June)
Venue: Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0QB

University of Bath

Dates: 28-30 June
Times: TBC
Venue: Candid Arts Trust, 3-5 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ

University of Cambridge

Dates: 9-12 July 2013
Times: TBC
Venue: Testbed 1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP

University of East London

Dates: 20 June – 6 July
Times: 10:00-18:00 (weekdays) / 11:00-16:00 (weekends)
Venue: AVA Building, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD

Kingston University London

Dates: 16 – 21 June
Times: 13:00-17:00 (Sunday & Friday), 13:00-19:00 (Monday – Thursday)

University of Westminster

Dates: 14 June – 5 July
Times: 09:00-21:00
Venue: University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

University of Greenwich

Dates: 8-14 June
Times: 09:00-17:00
Venue: Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS

London South Bank University

Dates: 18-24 June
Times: 10:00-18:00 (weekdays only)
Venue: The Student Centre, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 088


University of Bath

See London, above.

Birmingham City University
(Birmingham Institute of Art and Design)

Dates: 10-16 June
Times: 10:00-18:00 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday). 10:00-17:00 (Wednesday), 09:00-15:00 (Saturday)
Venue: Birmingham School of Architecture, Gosta Green, Birmingham, B4 7DX

Arts University Bournemouth

Dates: 21-27 June
Times: 10:00-17:00 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday), 10:00-21:00 (Wednesday), 10:00-16:00 (Saturday)
Venue: Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH

University of Brighton

Dates: 31 May – 12 June
Times: 10:00-20:00 (Thursday & Friday), 12:00-17:00 (Saturday & Sunday), 10:00-18:00 (Monday – Wednesday)
Venue: Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY

University of the West of England

Dates: from 7 June (closing date TBC)
Times: TBC
Venue: R Block, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY

University of Cambridge

See London, above.

University for the Creative Arts

Dates: 20-23 May
Times: 10:00-17:00
Venue: UCA Canterbury, New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3AN

University of Kent

Dates: 14-21 June
Times: TBC
Venue: Kent School of Architecture, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR

University of Huddersfield

Dates: 15-21 June
Times: 10:00-15:00 (Saturday & Sunday), 10:00-16:00 (Monday, Tuesday & Friday) 10:00-20:00 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Venue: University of Huddersfield, Queensgate Campus, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Hull School of Art and Design

Dates: 3-5 June (closing date TBC)
Times: 10:00-16:00 (Monday-Friday)
Venue: Hull School of Art and Design, Queen’s Gardens, Hull, HU1 3DG

Leeds Metropolitan University

Dates: 8-14 June
Times: 10:00-16:00
Venue: Leeds Metropolitan University, Broadcasting Place, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN

De Montfort University

Dates: 15-20 June
Times: 11:00-16:00 (Saturday), 10:00-17:00 (Monday-Wednesday), 10:00-20:30 (Thursday)
Venue: Fletcher Low Rise, Mill Lane, Leicester, LE1 9BH

University of Lincoln

Dates: 1-14 June
Times: 11:00-15:00 (1 June), 10:00-16:00 (3-8 & 10-14 June), closed Sundays.
Venue: Architecture Building, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS

University of Liverpool

Dates: from 22 June (end date TBC)
Times: TBC
Venue: Leverhulme Building, Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7ZN

Liverpool John Moores University

Dates: 23 May – 7 June
Times: 10:00-18:00 (Monday-Friday) 13:00-18:00 (Saturday-Sunday)
Venue: Liverpool School of Art and Design, Duckinfield Street, off Brownlow Hill, Liverpool,L3 5RD

Manchester School of Architecture

Dates: 15-19 June
Times: 10:00-18:00 (weekdays), 10:00-16:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: John Dalton West Building, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Dates: 14 June – 9 July (closing date TBC)
Times: TBC
Venue: School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Northumbria University

Dates: from 21 June (closing date TBC)
Times: TBC
Venue: Ellison Building, C – block, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

University of Nottingham

Dates: 21 June – 16 July
Times: 10:00-17:00 (weekdays only)
Venue: Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Nottingham Trent University

Dates: 31 May – 8 June
Times: 10:00-17:00 (weekdays), 11:00-17:00 (Saturday), 11:00-16:00 (Sunday)
Venue: Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

Oxford Brookes University

Dates: 24 May – 9 June
Venue: School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP

University of Central Lancashire

Dates: 15-21 June
Times: 10:00-15:00 (Saturday), 10:00-18:00 (Monday-Friday)
Venue: Victoria, Harris, Hanover & Media Factory Buildings, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE

University of Plymouth

Dates: 15-26 June
Times: 10:00-18:00
Venue: Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Portsmouth, PL4 8AY

University of Portsmouth

Dates: from 22 June for approximately two weeks
Times: TBC
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH

University of Sheffield

Dates: 15 June – 12 July
Times: 09:00-17:00 (weekdays), 09:00-12:00 (Saturdays)
Venue: 16th & 17th floors, The University of Sheffield, Arts Tower, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

Sheffield Hallam University

Dates: 19-28 June
Venue: Owen Building, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB

Northern Ireland

Queen’s University of Belfast

Dates: 20-29 June
Times: TBC
Venue: Science Library, Chlorine Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5EQ

University of Ulster

Dates: 8-15 June
Times: 10:00-17:00 (Monday – Saturday), 10:00-21:00 (Thursday)
Venue: University of Ulster Belfast Campus, York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED

Republic of Ireland

University College Cork
(Cork Centre for Architectural Education)

Dates: 3-28 June
Times: By appointment only.
Venue: 9/10 Copley Street, Cork
Info: Contact gerrymccarthy {–at–} to arrange access.

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dates: 7-20 June
Times: 09:00-17:00
Venue: Linenhall, Yarnhall Street, Dublin 1

University College Dublin

Dates: 1-6 June; 11-22 June
Times: 09:00-22:00 (weekdays), 09:00-16:00 (weekends)
Venue: School of Architecture, University College Dublin. Richview, Belfield, Dublin 4 (access from Clonskeagh Road)

University of Limerick

Dates: 29 May – 1 June
Times: 10:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Friday), 10:00-17:00 (Saturday)
Venue: Former Franciscan Church, Henry Street, Limerick
Info: and @designatul

Waterford Institute of Technology

Dates: 21-31 May
Venue: WIT, Cork Road, Waterford


The Robert Gordon University

Dates: 22 June – 12 July
Times: 10:00-17:00
Venue: Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB

University of Dundee

Dates: 8-26 May
Times: 10:00-20:00 (Monday-Friday), 10:00-16:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Edinburgh College of Art

Dates: 1-9 June (degree show), 17-25 August (postgraduate degree show)

University of Strathclyde

Dates: 7 June – 5 July
Times: 09:00-18:00
Venue: 131 Rottenrow, Glasgow, G4 0NG

Glasgow School of Art

Dates: 8-15 June
Times: 10:00-21:00 (Monday-Thursday), 10:00-19:00 (Friday), 10:00-17:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ


University of Cardiff

Dates: 24 June – 10 July
Venue: Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3NB

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