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Campus Resources

NUA’s architecture studios are based in the new architecture building, Boardman House

You will also make use of workshops across campus including the 3D workshop (for sculpture, foundry, mould-making, metal, wood and plastic fabrication), laser cutting and model making (for prototyping 3D models). Software inductions will introduce Building Information Modelling and 3D software applications.

You will access life drawing, working drawing and architectural drawing workshops as well as more experimental manual and digital drawing skills development. You can borrow digital cameras and filming equipment from the Media Resource Centre

Boardman House

School of Architecture

Boardman House is dominated by a high ceiling with feature skylights and a central bespoke staircase.

Boardman House

Architecture Studios

Students can move into break-out studio spaces to focus on their practice or join in group sessions.

Boardman House

Main Architecture Studio

The ground floor studio provides a large open plan space which encourages collaborative working.

Boardman House

School of Architecture

Original features from the original design of the building’s original architect Edward Boardman combine with contemporary updates to provide an inspirational environment for students. In April 2016, the building was awarded a RIBA East Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for its restoration from a Victorian era Sunday School to NUA’s learning space.

Metal work

3D Workshop

Sculpture workshop, foundry, mould-making, wood and plastics fabrication


Software Inductions

A series of software inductions will introduce you to Building Information Modelling (BIM) and 3D software applications.

model making

Model Making

For prototyping 3D models, the Model Room provides space and facilities for the construction and finishing of models.

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Laser Cutting

Large-bed cutter for card, board and acrylic materials with associated digital design hardware and software.

Students collecting equipment

Media Resource Centre

A central resource for professional DSLR cameras, lenses, tripods, lighting and AV equipment.

Our studio has the perfect atmosphere – it feels like a working practice and with a city centre campus it’s easy to immerse yourself in the historic and inspirational buildings of Norwich.

Edd Mitchem
Architecture student