ARCSOC is the
University of Cambridge
Architecture Society

Welcome to the ARCSOC SUMMER SHOW 2021

︎︎︎ Student Work

Virtual Exhibition ︎︎︎
First and foremost, we would like to say congratulations to all the students for getting through such an enormously challenging year. From adapting to zoom lectures and turning your bedroom into your studio, this academic year has been one like no other. Yet throughout it all, the resilience of the student body has been remarkable.

The Easter term has marked a gradual return to normality, with the studio reopening and the department once again filling with student activity. It has been heartwarming to see the sights of students building models in the courtyard and to hear the chatter and laughter during the welfare tea parties. In particular, it has been lovely to finally see the faces of the first years in the department, for whom starting university has been uniquely challenging.

This year, the ARCSOC Exhibition has been able to make its big return in person and in Cambridge! The work on display here is just a snippet of all the incredible and beautiful drawings, models, and videos produced by the students throughout the year. We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors who helped make this exhibition possible and to all the design tutors whose guidance led to all of the work on display.

It’s safe to say that without the wonderful department staff, this year would have been almost impossible. In particular, we must thank Sue Luxon, Stan Finney, Alan Baldwin, Clive Tubb, Tatiana Zhimbiev, and the library team. We appreciate everything you do to keep the department running and all the time and energy you put into helping us students!

We would also like to say a special thank you to James Campbell, Head of Department and ARCSOC Senior Treasurer. James has always been on hand to listen to our concerns (and make the changes we ask for!), answer our questions, and even drive a van across Cambridge for us. We truly value you for always putting the students first, especially in a year in which there has been so much uncertainty.

Thanks also go to all of the design tutors, lecturers and supervisors who have also had to adapt to this new way of learning - even if online teaching means we have no idea how tall you are in real life! Thank you for all of your encouragement, support, and wisdom.

Finally, thank you to all the students and everyone on the ARCSOC committee. It’s been a tough year for ARCSOC, especially without regular ents nights to get us through, however, we have still achieved so much. From virtual talks to zoom game nights, from the launching of the decolonise initiative to the scavenger hunt and the return of the almighty ARCSOCCER matches. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Millie - ARCSOC President


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