Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture aims to offer the Cypriot society as well as the wider international scene the profile of the contemporary architect. An architect capable of managing all the new challenges of our times and creatively addressing the new settings and dynamics that characterise the contemporary production of structured environments. Sensitive to any form of local distinctiveness but aware of the trends and dynamics that are defined in the global setting. Effective in the production of creative and original synthesis of artistic education and technological skills as well as theoretical knowledge and practical application. A modern creator that has learned how to learn so as to ensure his/her continual professional development and who has developed critical thought to ensure the selection of the best applicable choices, working towards the development of a personal architectural identity instilled with sensitivities for the society, the place and the civilisation but with passion for the new, the special and the innovative.

The ambition of the Department is to constitute in the immediate future a model environment of architectural education that will stand out and distinguish itself for the individuality of its academic and strategic choices in relation to teaching and learning practices as well as the parallel development of a considerable research body of work in the general field of Architecture.

The Department will operate based on the following principles:

  • Education based on Learning Outcomes
  • Education that is student-centric
  • Education that addresses the need for professional qualifications
  • Synergy of Theory and Practice
  • Setting the Studio as a field of synthesis of architectural knowledge