The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett School of Architecture and Covid-19

15 October 2020

Practical information for our school’s community in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Bartlett At Home - Crit

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, The Bartlett School of Architecture has changed the way it is operating. Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors at this challenging moment for our community.  

The school would like to thank its students, staff and wider university and architectural community for their resilience, teamwork, creativity and patience in response to this unprecedented situation.   


UCL is committed to ensuring that no student is disadvantaged by the outbreak. A lot of work is happening behind the scenes, with a number of policies being implemented – learn more about the changes being made and the support available via the UCL Students web pages. 

The Bartlett School of Architecture, along with departments across UCL, is not currently conducting any mandatory face-to-face teaching. Tutorials, seminars, crits and lectures are instead being delivered remotely and students are not required to meet in person, either with each other or with their tutors. Students who are in London are able to access studio space and the B-made facilities, on a reduced capacity. Depending on the course of the pandemic and government guidelines, the School expects Term 2 will also remain largely online. UCL has waived the 70% attendance expectation for the full academic year.  

Students can self-certify if they need more time for assignments due to an extenuating circumstance via Moodle.  

More information has been published in the 'Covid-19 FAQs' section of the ‘Special Guidelines for the Academic Year 2020-21’ on the school Moodle site (password protected, for current students and staff only). 

The Bartlett School of Architecture Covid-19 FAQs for Students (password protected)


Until further notice, The Bartlett School of Architecture has cancelled all in-person events and short courses.  

This year the school has launched a new and innovative online environment for all of our shows. The Bartlett Summer Show 2020 opened in September and The B-Pro Show and The Autumn Show will follow in late November. 

View the exhibitions at bartlettarchucl.com 

Visit our Events calendar or follow us on social media for the latest updates. 

Our Buildings and Staff

Both our buildings, 22 Gordon Street and UCL at Here East, may be accessed by staff and students on a very limited basis. Working from home should be prioritised for all those whose work can be carried out offsite. For existing staff and students, detailed guidelines on accessing the buildings are available in the Special Guidelines for the Academic Year 2020-21 on the school Moodle site (password protected, for current students and staff only). 

The majority of the school’s academic and professional services staff are working remotely during this period, but are reachable during their usual working hours – visit our People pages for contact details.  


Students are encouraged to get in touch with their Personal Tutor or Departmental Tutor if they need support, while staff can reach out to their colleagues, as well as Care First

There are excellent resources to help you stay healthy and positive available via UCL Student Support and Wellbeing. Please stay in close contact with tutors, friends, peers, and colleagues.  

More Information

Staff and students should read UCL’s advice about Covid-19, which is updated daily and which the school will continue to follow. 

UCL's Covid-19 Advice for Students and Staff

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Tutors: Barry Wark , Maria Knutsson-Hall ( Maternity) & Levent Ozruh
Critics: Barbara Campbell-Lange, Professor Marcos Cruz, Gonzalo Herrero, Laura Mark, Justin Nichols, Hannes Mayer

Student work: Y3 Heather Black

Date of crit: 01/05/20

Short Description: Students from UG2 are exploring biophilic theory and computational tools to design buildings in Amman. The projects are inspired by Petra and the diverse Jordanian landscapes.