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Year 1



Ingrid Schröder, Aram Mooradian, James Pockson, Conrad Koslowsky and Julika Gittner

MPhil in Architecture & Urban Design (MAUD)
The RIBA Part 2 degree at Cambridge is unique in the UK—students do not rehearse their professional careers in the isolation of design units, they begin their professional careers with independent research. Over the course of two years, students develop a thesis with an academic advisor, speculate design interventions with design tutors, and strategise the implementation of their proposals with the contacts on site.

Increasingly, our profession operates within the grey economy. Not only are we designing and building: we are writing, protesting, performing and, of course, teaching. These ancillary aspects of our profession stem directly from our design schools and are the means by which we push the ambitions of practice, address issues of gender equality, connect with the cultural life of our cities and the international community, and engage with government and industry.

The MAUD programme asserts that the relevance of the profession is maintained by its ability to adapt to shifts in local, global, political and social trends. Its compulsory fieldwork component allows students to spend four to six months on site, engaged with local actors, participating in related research at host institutions, or, indeed, implementing ambitious design proposals. In this way, each year, the diverse range of student projects gives us a glimpse into the very current issues that challenge our profession, our society and our time.

Yacine Abed
Joanna Burleigh
Julia Cabanas
Jeanie Chiu
Charlie Edmonds
Marco Fiorino
Ioana Gherghel
Christos Kakouros
Thomas Lee
Henry Lyle
Shaun Matthews
Priti Mohandas
Emma Pandian
Ellen Peirson
James Alexander Rennie
Charlie Stuart
Shane Sugrue
Angus Taylor
Pedro Vieira
Andrew Warwick
Charlie White
Alfred Yeung
Pooja Agrawal
Felicity Atepke
Fabrizio Ballabio
Matthew Barnett Howland
Max Beckenbauer
Francesco Belfiore
Dan Cash
Reinier de Graaf
Alex de Rijke
Alice Dunseath
Paloma Gormley
Sean Griffiths
Claire Harwin
Rod Heyes
Nikolaus Hirsch
Summer Islam
Heather Jones
Katie Kasabalis
Nick Kendall
Madeleine Kessler
Guan Lee
Mike Lim
Andrea Mantecon
Scrap Marshall
Matteo Mastrandrea
Dido Milne
Sophie Mitchell
Farshid Moussavi
John O’Mara
Freddie Phillipson
Hugh Pidduck
Alexandru Retegan
Gareth Roberts
Gregory Ross
Evan Saarinen
Alec Scragg
Erlend Skjeseth
Kit Stiby Harris
Lukacz Szlachcic
Simon Tucker
Manijeh Verghese
William Whitby
Oliver Wilton
Emma Woodward
Daniel Zahry
John Zhang