University of Cambridge Department of Architecture
Head of DepartmentDr James Campbell
Academic staff
1 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge, United Kingdom
CampusUrban CDRS

The Department of Architecture is part of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art in the University of Cambridge. Both Departments are housed in Scroope Terrace on Trumpington Street, Cambridge.

The department is currently led by James Campbell.[1]

Notable alumni and staff

The department has attracted numerous guest lecturers including Louis Kahn, Zaha Hadid, Kenneth Frampton, Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier.


Current and former staff


ARCSOC is the Department's Architecture Society, hosting club nights,[2][3] as well as guest lectures and highly popular life-drawing evenings.[4] The society entirely self-funds, organises, and designs the Department's end-of-year exhibition, typically held in London. Reviewing the 2017 edition held at Bargehouse OXO Tower for the Architects' Journal, James Soane praised the "skilful explorations of materiality and narrative" on display.[5]


  1. ^ Lowe2021-12-08T06:00:00+00:00, Tom. "Arb approves Cambridge's part 2 architecture apprenticeship". Building Design. Retrieved 21 September 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "The Cambridge (Tab's) Dictionary of bizarre lingo used only at Cambridge". University of Cambridge. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  3. ^ "What to wear to ARCSOC X SLIPPED DISC: GLITCH". University of Cambridge. 12 November 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Esther Arthurson: I'm off to ArcSoc life drawing. Guess who the model is?". Varsity Online. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  5. ^ Soane, James (19 July 2017). "Degree show review: University of Cambridge". The Architects’ Journal. Retrieved 21 September 2022.