The LSA’s vision is that people living in cities experience more fulfilled and more sustainable lives. Our mission is to build programmes and learning experiences that are affordable and accessible. A fast-changing world demands a different kind of architecture school to deliver this. Climate emergency, the tragedy of the fire at Grenfell Tower, ever stronger demands for social justice: society and community need responsive forms of built environment practice – a new generation who will design, develop, and build more equitable and more sustainable cities. In the age of climate emergency, the LSA exists to educate these future leaders to design the innovations society so urgently needs.

We are an independent Higher Education Provider – we define our programme and our teaching, and we are registered with the Office for Students (OfS). Our Part 2 programme is validated by our Academic Partner, the University of Liverpool, who award our graduates with a MArch in Designing Architecture. The LSA is professionally recognised at Part 2 level by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Part 2 is core to what we do. But as these pages show, we are developing our Outreach, Access and Participation work under Part 0, and launching courses aimed at professional practice under Part 4.