Architectural Technology is a relatively new profession which looks at the broad scope of technology within the built environment. Students study for four years to achieve a BSc Honours degree. The first two years form the foundation of students technological knowledge with topics such as construction, structures and environment at the core of their learning.
Students in stage 3 have the opportunity to undertake a placement for one semester and many find interesting and diverse positions within the built environment. This professional experience gives our students a strong platform to build upon for their fourth and final year.
Fourth year students have a much greater degree of freedom when choosing their focus. The projects at stage four allow Architectural Technologists to explore themes and interests which they have developed in the previous three years, as well as looking at particular areas of knowledge which might be related to the research themes of the school.
Students completing their degree in 2022 were asked to develop ideas for solution which addressed ideas around the legacy of a major sporting event. Students were asked to consider the long term benefits of a sporting event being held near Oban, on the west coast of Scotland. Low carbon and zero carbon design were key ideas which students worked towards and through their private study they developed diverse solutions.
click on the links below to see a selection of work from our final year AT class.
- Damian KalinowskiOban has just been announced as the host city for the 2024 Highland Games, as a result, new investments will be needed in the construction of sporting venues.…
- Ronald HendersonWith the University of the Highlands and Islands having two campuses within the local area, one to the south in Oban itself, and the other to the north…
- Erin AndersonOur project this year imagines that Oban has been selected to host a sporting event in 2024 and will bring a variety of visitors to the town and…