MA Architecture

Welcome to MORE 2023

Nasser Golzari (Course Leader), Andrew Carr, Beth Cullen, Davide Deriu, Prajakta Kalamkar, Iman Keaik, Krystallia Kamvasinou, Dirk Lellau, Maja Jović, Samir Pandya, Yara Sharif, Adriana Useche, Filip Višnjić

Nasser Golzari is a senior lecturer and senior partner of Golzari (NG) Architects. His research and build projects have won a number of awards including RIBA Award for Research, Holcim Award and Aga Khan Award.

Krystallia Kamvasinou is a senior lecturer, an architect and a landscape architect. Her research on the topic of Interim Spaces and Creative Use has been published widely in academic journals and books.

Yara Sharif is a practicing architect, senior lecturer and partner at NG Architects. Her work reframes architectural practice while exploring contested landscapes. Her book Architecture of Resistance and collaborative work with PART won the RIBA President’s Award for Research.

Filip Višnjić is an architect, curator and a media technologist working at the intersections of art, media and technology. He is editor-in-chief at CreativeApplications.Net, and director at HOLO Magazine.

THE ARCHITECTURE MA course offers a dynamic and unique programme on advanced postgraduate study, combining a high level of design and theoretical investigation with innovative representational methods and critical approaches to contemporary discourses on the subjects of design and theory. The programme is holistic, encouraging strategic re-thinking of habitation at the scale of the city/neighbourhood. Taking theories and design practices in socio-environmental ecologies or issues of globalisation and identity into consideration, students engage in conceptual and technical explorations of re- designing habitation at macro- and micro-scales.

The different modules on offer encourage alternative modes of study and creative methods in design, representation and research. MA Architecture allows for specialisation in architecture design or theory through its three pathways: Cultural Identity and Globalisation; Digital Media; and History and Theory.

Alternatively, there is an option for students to select and combine relevant modules that meet their personal interests for their career development, if they decide to take the two-year post- study visa option of working in the UK and beyond.

The course also offers distinct student awards, including Jila Golzari for outstanding achievement in one academic year, and Weston Williamson + Partners for outstanding Thesis Design offering monetary and working in practice prizes; and Surjit Cheema Award, for the most outstanding and creative piece of writing. The awards are announced at the exhibition marking the end of the academic year.


MORE is a part of Open Studio project run by the School of Architecture + Cities at the University of Westminster to make its design, research and practice-based work available online while it is happening.

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