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Stage 3 Coordinator: Dr Ambrose Gillick

This year, our Stage 3 applied themselves to the mystery of collaborative and in-person design education once again. Design teaching, lecturing and tutoring took place in person as we all got back on with normal life. It has been a mammoth effort for everyone, and it has been inspiring to see such dedication to the collective enterprise of learning. It has not been easy, but the energy, dedication and teamwork has been wonderful to see.

AR555 Architectural Practice
Led by Peter Wislocki, this module introduced students to the role of the professional architect. Incorporating a broad range of topics, from planning and development control, building regulations, construction management and building procurement, as well as legal and professional concerns essential to working in contemporary practice, the course prepares students for life beyond university.


AR556 Twentieth Century Architecture
Led by Professor Alan Powers, this module introduced the key projects, designers and cultural and theoretical ideas central to the development of Twentieth Century architecture. Beginning in the 1890s, the course explored movements and developments throughout the century and from across the globe, through key people, buildings, sites and urban designs.


AR557 Urban Intervention
Led by Dr Nikolaos Karydis, this module required students to focus on sustainable urban design, in a way that addresses today’s environmental challenges. Situated in the east Kent coastal town of Ramsgate, the project worked to reconnect the town and seafront.  Developing urban designs and buildings, students explored how a programme of urban design can be used to produce a new seafront that celebrated Ramsgate’s heritage whilst integrating dwelling, working and leisure within a territory designed for the pedestrian.


AR558 Architectural Design
Led by Ambrose Gillick, this project had students design a new civic amenity within the existing Royal Harbour Carpark, Leopold Street, Ramsgate. Imagining a future as a trading link between the continent, the county and the country, this project embraced the idea of ‘exchange’ to support community growth. Students developed briefs in consultation with existing organisations and groups through mapping and design work, producing buildings that supported the social, ecological, cultural and economic life of the town.


AR597 Dissertation
Led by Dr Silvio Caputo, this module offered students an opportunity to undertake independent research on an aspect of architectural, urban or material culture of their own choosing. Working with a supervisor, students deepened their knowledge and understanding of a particular topic, either via an essay, a building study or the production of an artefact.


Medieval Animals
In addition to the curriculum courses, students had an opportunity to take part in a design competition, led by Dr Diane Heath from Canterbury Christ Church University, in collaboration with KSAP, as part of Diane’s National Lottery-funded, Medieval Animals Heritage Project.  This called for the design of a sustainable learning space for children with special needs, with the winning submission by a team of Stage 3 students, for their proposal of the Greyfriars Dragon, to be built in Canterbury’s Franciscan Gardens in summer 2022.

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