Ian Ritchie has accepted the invitation to be the External Examiner for the new M.Arch course at Oxford Brookes University. The course, which will start in September 2006, will be directed by the internationally acclaimed architectural teacher Prof. David Greene.
The one-year (12 month) course is conceived as a high-level design programme. It is a post-professional course that will appeal primarily to architects and designers from the UK and overseas who wish to develop their design skills to the highest levels by undertaking an intensive programme of study. Speculative research in design will be a key part of the course, with a particular emphasis on making and its role in design.
The new M.Arch is the first new architectural programme to be launched at Oxford Brookes since the appointment of Prof Mark Swenarton as head of architecture in September 2005.