This year's Virtual Degree Show 2021 is a great way for our Architectural Technologies and Interior Architecture students to showcase their final year projects. These designs contain a range of concepts from internal building spaces to their surrounding outdoor areas.

Our Architecture courses include BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Venue Design and BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Practice.

Our final year students are briefed to develop concepts for a designated area of the city of Derby. Based on a wider city regeneration plan developed by Derby City Council, the focus is an area that includes The Old Market Hall, Market Square and Sadler Square. After a group work master planning phase, students select an area or building to base their individual projects around. Projects are very comprehensive and concepts must be thoroughly designed with in-depth consideration given to design drivers such as the user, function of spaces, the wider context, existing built assets, environmental sustainability, etc.

BA students will give a greater emphasis to interior architecture whereas BSc students concentrate on the technical aspects of architecture such as construction details and materiality.