The Bartlett


Bartlett 100

Bartlett 100 is a year-long celebration in 2019 to mark 100 years since the naming of the faculty.

The Bartlett 100 logo, tiled, in lots of different colour combinations

Marking 100 years of The Bartlett

We'll be using our centenary in 2019 as an opportunity to explore the radical thinking and projects that have characterised The Bartlett for a hundred years.

Bartlett 100 is not your typical review of past achievements. Through articles, essays, photo stories, interviews and archive materials posted every day for 100 days - as well as events across 2019 - our aim is to give you an insight into how our unique ecology has allowed us to adapt and grow around research questions.

What’s in a name?

Our roots as an institution date back much more than a century: the School of Architecture is 178 years old, while the School of Planning was set up in 1914. However, the ‘Bartlett’ name was first used in 1919.

In 1911, Sir Herbert Henry Bartlett, a civil engineer and building contractor, gave £30,000 to University College London to fund a new building to house the School of Architecture, along with the Department of Applied Statistics and studios to teach sculpture. He chose to remain anonymous until 1919, when he finally consented to his name being given to the department.

A century later, The Bartlett has grown to become UCL’s global faculty of the built environment, comprising 12 schools, institutes and centres.

Bartlett centenary