Professor Kevin Singh is the Head of the Birmingham School of Architecture at the University. A Chartered Architect since 1997, he is also a graduate of the University’s School of Architecture. His teaching career began as a Visiting Tutor, progressing to Director of Studies in the School of Interior Design. In 2003 he re-joined the School of Architecture as Programme Director for the postgraduate course, a position which he held until April 2011 when he was appointed as Head of School. He was conferred as a Professor of Architecture in February 2013 following an application under the criterion of Learning and Teaching and Academic Leadership.

An Architecture degree is obviously the first step on the ladder to becoming a fully qualified architect but the degree itself is renowned as a fantastic first degree due to the incredible breadth of topics covered in architecture. Arguably no other University subject has the curriculum span of Architecture which includes art, history and theory, design, graphic and presentation skills, professional studies, research, and technology. It’s clear to see from this how an architecture degree can be a springboard for a multitude of careers as well as the path to professional qualification.

Like many subjects, graduates can move into teaching but they can also focus on other areas of design such as interior design and space planning, or work as architectural assistants or technologists. Graduates with architectural backgrounds are also known to go into other construction areas such as main contracting or even as property developers. Sometimes careers can be less obvious such as one of our students who became an air traffic controller due to his spatial awareness skills, and architectural education is famous for giving us a number of actors and rock and pop stars including the legendary James Stewart, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Chris Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys, and Brett Anderson from Suede!

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Kevin Singh

Professor Kevin Singh is the Head of the Birmingham School of Architecture at the University. A Chartered Architect since 1997, he is also a graduate of the University’s School of Architecture. His teaching career began as a Visiting Tutor, progressing to Director of Studies in the School of Interior Design. In 2003 he re-joined the School of Architecture as Programme Director for the postgraduate course, a position which he held until April 2011 when he was appointed as Head of School. He was conferred as a Professor of Architecture in February 2013 following an application under the criterion of Learning and Teaching and Academic Leadership.

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