The Association for Professional Studies in Architecture (APSA) is an organisation of people involved in the provision of professional education and assessment in the delivery of architects and other architectural professionals. It brings together practitioners, students, academics and businesses related to the built environment to explore ways in which professional issues relating to architectural and construction practice can better be addressed. Its main objectives are:

  • To maintain and improve the provision of Professional Studies and Training in Schools of Architecture, associated places of learning and Professional Practices.
  • To identify and foster areas of communication and collaboration in Professional Studies and Professional Training between the Schools themselves, with Practices and with other professional bodies.
  • To have liaison with, inform and make representations to parent and associated institutions, course validating and professional bodies, and resource and funding authorities.
  • To support research into professional training, experience and development in architecture.

APSA works with the Architects Registration Board (ARB), Professional bodies such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and organisations such as the Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture (SCHOSA) in the pursuit of its activities.

Conference: Developing the Next Generation of Architecture and Construction Professionals

You are invited to submit papers to the 1st International Conference of the Association for Professional Studies in Architecture (APSA), which will be held on the 22 and 23 November, 2018 at King’s Manor, York, United Kingdom.

Papers are invited in any topic that is relevant to professional education and development in architecture and construction, from contributors in academia and / or practice, and especially in the following areas:

  • Ethical challenges in practice and procurement.
  • Briefing and balancing client and user needs.
  • Internationalisation challenges, opportunities and orientation.
  • Design, communications and professional roles in project delivery.
  • Theories, current and future context of professional engagement in the construction industry.
  • Professional education and lifelong learning.

A timetable for key events along with further details of the conference will become available in March 2018. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact:

John Kamara
+44 (0)191 2088619