The Building Skill in Sustainable Urbanism is an established two-year Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism; carrying an MA in Sustainable Urbanism.

It is designed to address the global skills shortage in traditional urban design and green architecture, and aims to produce built environment professionals who

will evolve traditional architecture and urbanism in response to global climate and urbanisation challenges.

Our Project

The Graduate Fellowship start with an intensive three-week residential summer school where students design the Live Build project that the craft apprentices then create.

Graduate Fellows are then attached to teams of urban designers, architects and facilitators, promoting and implementing traditional urbanism. They participate in an Equiry by Design (a method of collaborating with design partners) and in major educational events. Fellows work on research projects and help to arrange a range of events and produce reports and design studies.

In their second year and while continuing their studies and producing a dissertation, Fellows are seconded to an associated organisation or firm.

The Graduate Fellowship provides a combination of theory and practice of sustainable urbanism at post-graduate and professional level that is unique in within the UK.

Key info

This project is

  • Educate


Ongoing, Annual Entry with a two year duration


United Kingdom


  • Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

Project contact

Dr. Matthew Hardy