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At a time when the national and international media regularly examine issues pertaining to the nature and habitability of our cities, and buildings veer between sculptural extravagance and environmental responsibility, there is a need for serious, committed and imaginative designers and thinkers in the discipline.

The Department of Architecture sustains a close-knit yet diverse intellectual and creative community that excels in design teaching and research. Our particular strengths are: urban and contextual design, history and philosophy of architecture, and sustainable building and urban design research. The Department maintains full professional accreditation (RIBA/ ARB Parts I, II and III) but also ensures that the emphasis of our activities is on intellectual rigour and tectonic exploration.

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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
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The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
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Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.