Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment

The ‘Granite City’ of Aberdeen is world renowned for its remarkable architecture, epitomised by the impressive, neo-gothic Marischal College. The city’s medieval heart and new town are linked by Union Street, a mile long, neoclassical, ‘bridged street’. Aberdeen is also a dynamic European hub for the global energy industry.

The Scott Sutherland School is situated in a beautiful parkland campus on the banks of the river Dee. It was one of the first three centres of architectural education in the United Kingdom to be accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). For the last decade it has been a multi-disciplinary school, reflecting the collaborative nature of architectural practice, design and construction.

The UK’s most northerly School of Architecture draws upon Aberdeen’s rich and diverse landscape and culture. This is balanced with expertise in sustainable design and visiting professionals from all relevant disciplines, resulting in a course with a strong sense of contemporary relevance.


Robert Gordon University
Garthdee Road
United Kingdom


+44 0 1224 263 700

Head of School

Professor David McClean
+44 (0) 1224 263 54