The UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy brings together the disciplines of architecture, environmental policy, landscape architecture and regional and urban planning to provide a unique interdisciplinary teaching and research environment.
The School offers a range of undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Irish Planning Institute and the Irish Landscape Institute. Students are enabled to think creatively, critically and holistically about sustainable places, whether in design practice or through transferring knowledge to action in the policy and planning process. Its research spans a wide range of themes and is Ireland’s leading centre of excellence for research into design and policy for the built and natural environment.
The School provides excellent facilities and resources for its students and staff who enjoy a strong sense of community among the quadrangle of buildings and leafy surroundings of Richview. Students have access to generous work spaces, design studios, laboratories, a dedicated library, small group teaching spaces, GIS and CAD facilities, and research student suites as well as a cafe and a shop for supplies and equipment.