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New 'crit' space for architecture students

Martin Herrema thumbnail By Martin Herrema | 3 December 2012

Students benefit from a £1 million digital ‘crit’ space at Kent School of Architecture (KSA).

Crit Building
Crit building interior
Picture by University of Kent.

The new building, designed by award-winning architects Guy Hollaway, was opened by Stephen Hodder, President Elect of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday, 29 November 2012.

He described the new extension as ‘quite remarkable’ and said Kent was ‘leading the way’ among schools of architecture. It is now providing architecture students with one of the finest and most advanced learning environments in the UK.

New state-of-the-art 70-inch U-Touch screens with HD resolution will enable up to six students and tutors to interact and contribute to ‘crit’ presentations in each screen.

‘Crits’ are an important part of architecture students’ education, providing invaluable experience of having their projects questioned and scrutinised – in the same way as real work situations – and the new facilities will radically change the way Kent students present their work for discussion and feedback.

For more information contact: Martin Herrema.

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