ARCHITECTURE

Churchill has a distinguished architectural heritage and the striking design of the College continues to inspire creative thinking. In contrast to the historic Cambridge Colleges, with their medieval Gothic and Neo-Classical buildings corralled behind high walls, Churchill’s layout is spacious, open and modern. The groundbreaking architectural competition that brought the College into being is considered by many to be a watershed moment in British Post-War architectural history. Since the foundation of the College in the 1960s, we have continued to commission distinctive buildings and works of art. Recent additions include the multiple-prize winning Cowan Court, by 6a Architects (completed in 2016).

“Churchill is not only the perfect place for an architecture student to live, but a perfect place for them to find inspiration.”

Tom, Architecture undergraduate

Graduates of Churchill have made notable contributions to the world of architecture. For example, two of our Architecture graduates are members of Assemble, who made history as the first art, architecture & design collective to win the Turner Prize 2015. Other recent graduates in Architecture have been employed by leading international practices, including OMA, Bjarke Ingels Group and Allies and Morrison, while some have continued to Masters level courses in Land Economy and Management Studies or PhD studies in Philosophy.

With three Fellows in Architecture and graduate students at the Martin Centre (the research wing in the Department of Architecture), Churchill is also notable as a centre for architectural research. In addition, we have engineers and physicists in the College, many of whom are interested in the problems of energy conservation and sustainable design. There is, therefore, a considerable community of architects, designers, and technologists in the College – an informal but valuable mutual support network.

Graduates of Churchill have made notable contributions to the world of architecture. For example, two of our Architecture graduates are members of Assemble, who made history as the first art, architecture & design collective to win the Turner Prize 2015. Other recent graduates in Architecture have been employed by leading international practices, including OMA, Bjarke Ingels Group and Allies and Morrison, while some have continued to Masters level courses in Land Economy and Management Studies or PhD studies in Philosophy.

With three Fellows in Architecture and graduate students at the Martin Centre (the research wing in the Department of Architecture), Churchill is also notable as a centre for architectural research. In addition, we have engineers and physicists in the College, many of whom are interested in the problems of energy conservation and sustainable design. There is, therefore, a considerable community of architects, designers, and technologists in the College – an informal but valuable mutual support network.