Mar 24

LSA and Black Females in Architecture (BFA) Announce new partnership

Feb 24

24/25 Admissions Open Evening – 6 March

Dec 23

2023 LSA GRADUATES WIN RIBA SILVER MEDAL AND COMMENDATION

Nov 23

STEFAN BOLLINGER APPOINTED AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Nov 23

STEPHEN LAWRENCE DAY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Nov 23

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR OUR PART 2 MARCH FOR 2024/25

Nov 23

Open Evening – 7 December 2023

Oct 23

BOOK PART 4 NOW: SHORT COURSES – MODULAR LIFELONG LEARNING – FUTURE PRACTICE

Aug 23

IN MEMORIAM – PETER BUCHANAN

Jul 23

The LSA is Moving

Jun 23

Become a Critical Practice Tutor at the LSA for 2023/24

Jun 23

Become a Design Tutor at the LSA for 2023/24

Jun 23

Pathways: Exhibiting Forms

Jun 23

City as Campus: The Furniture Practice

Jun 23

Summer Show 2023: FLAARE Futures Workshop

Jun 23

Summer Show 2023: Meet Your Future Employer

Jun 23

Summer Show 2023: Close to Home

May 23

WE ARE SEEKING A NEW FINANCE MANAGER

Mar 23

Nigel Coates: Liberating the Plan

Mar 23

AN INTERVIEW WITH ELLIOTT WANG, SECOND YEAR REP

Feb 23

PART 4 LAUNCH

Feb 23

IN MEMORIAM – CLIVE SALL

Feb 23

Our Design Charrettes – an insight into life at the LSA

Feb 23

BOOK NOW – OPEN EVENING WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH

Feb 23

An Interview with Emily Dew-Fribbance: LSA Alumna and First Year Design Tutor

Feb 23

Pathways: Optic Translations

Jan 23

Thursday Talks: Questioning How we Embed Sustainable Design in Practice

Jan 23

An Interview with LSA alumna Betty Owoo

Jan 23

Interview with Marianne Krogh – Rethinking water as a planetary and design element in the making of the Danish Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Dec 22

What do our students think of studying at the LSA? We spoke to Second Year student Semi Han

Dec 22

Hear from our Alumni – An Interview with Calven Lee

Dec 22

National Saturday Club Programme

Nov 22

LSA Alumnus Jack Banting published in FRAME

Nov 22

2022/23 Design Think Tank Module Launches

Nov 22

Mentoring can transform the architecture profession – for good

Nov 22

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR 2023/24

Nov 22

Alternative Routes To Registration: An Evening with ARB (17/11/2022)

Nov 22

Circular architecture needs material passports

Nov 22

Apply To The LSA: Online Intro (23/11/2022)

Oct 22

LSA Registrar

Oct 22

London School of Architecture announces strategic collaboration with Black in Architecture

Aug 22

LSA Summer Design Charrette

Jul 22

How fire has shaped London – from 1666 to Grenfell

Jul 22

Voices on: Architecture and Fire Safety

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN TECTONICS TUTOR

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN DIRECTION MODULE LEADER

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN HISTORY TUTORS

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DESIGN STUDIO TUTORS

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN CITIES MODULE LEADER

Jun 22

Voices on: Architecture and Displacement

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PART 4 LAUNCH

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London School of Architecture Launches Ground-Breaking Part 4 Programme – Modular Learning for Professional Practice.

The London School of Architecture has today announced the launch of its new Part 4 programme – a developing catalogue of digital and blended modular learning experiences for built environment practices and practitioners to access any time, anywhere.   Starting in May, these innovative, modular courses (half a day a week over 4-6 weeks) will be delivered in-person at LSA premises and seek to reclaim the CPD and training landscape as a truly educational tool. The programme will ultimately save practices time and resources by providing a one-stop shop for their staff training and development, help practitioners meet regulatory requirements and further develop their skills and competencies.

The LSA has teamed up with subject-specific experts and a wide range of practitioners from across the built environment to develop the programme. Carrying the school’s ethos of its Part 2 programme into the new Part 4, the courses will place design at the heart of its learning experiences.

These design-focused learning opportunities will answer specifically to:

  • ARB’s beefed-up powers under the Building Safety Act to monitor ongoing competency
  • RIBA’s Mandatory Core Competencies for Chartered Membership

The first course beginning in May is called Design For Life? Fire Safety and Property Resilience and will focus on:

  • Health and Life Safety (RIBA Mandatory Core Competency)
  • Fire and Life Safety (ARB requirement)
  • Property Protection and Resilience (extending beyond the current regulatory frameworks).

The LSA will then follow up with further courses including:

  • Meeting EDI, Social Value and similar requirements in Procurement Processes
  • Social Heritage, Community Use and Heritage-Led Regeneration (with the
    Architectural Heritage Fund)

It is also in the initial stages of developing programmes around:

  • Ethical Practice (RIBA Mandatory Core Competency)
  • Climate Literacy (RIBA Mandatory Core Competency)
  • Housing Design

As a not-for-profit organisation, the profit made from all Part 4 courses go directly back into the school’s core mission of supporting those from underserved and underrepresented demographics in architecture into a career in the built environment.  So, whilst developing skills, practices are also supporting the charitable objectives of the LSA – a truly reciprocal relationship.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WHY PART 4?

2020: A Call From Our Practice Network
In 2020 we engaged with our Practice Network to understand experiences of professional learning in its current form. Practice Network members shared frustration that quality professional learning material was difficult to find and time consuming in seeking out – they wanted someone to make their lives easier.

They challenged us to develop regular content for them and we responded with our “Collective Peer Development” programme – a series of weekly CPD sessions designed to have an afterlife, rather than just becoming another box ticking exercise and a free lunch.

2021: A Changing Regulatory Landscape
In 2021 the RIBA launched The Way Ahead – its Educational and Professional Development Framework – and the ARB published its consultation on CPD. Their ideas were similar to ours – both recognising the need for driving up competence in the profession, and recognising the commercial CPD market was failing to deliver. We responded by designing more robust training and development modules that would rise to the new regulatory standards practitioners would have to meet.

QUOTES:
Neal Shasore, Head of School, London School of Architecture.
“In a changing world, learning shouldn’t stop after Part 3. In fact, it should never stop.  We think that the LSA has a significant role to play in pioneering learning experiences oriented towards the renewed emphasis on core competency, business and design in the context of a challenging economic environment”

Find out more about our Part 4 programme