The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett School of Architecture and Covid-19

20 April 2021

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

Bartlett At Home - Crit

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL continues to respond to the global Covid-19 pandemic, adapting how we teach, research and study architecture during this unprecedented time.  

All students and staff should continue to use UCL’s Coronavirus Covid-19 information pages as their primary source of institutional information, alongside guidelines from the government and the NHS: 

A booklet of detailed guidance from the school, updated monthly, for the current academic year is available for current staff and students via Moodle (password protected link): 


The Bartlett School of Architecture, along with departments across UCL and in line with the UK government’s restrictions, is not conducting any face-to-face teaching during Term 3. 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 can self-certify if they need more time for assignments due to an extenuating circumstance via  Moodle. A ‘no detriment’ package has been developed to support students’ progression and graduation.  

Our Buildings 

We are working towards a phased re-opening of both of our buildings: 22 Gordon Street in Bloomsbury and Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Access to 22 Gordon Street is being offered to all students and staff during Term 3 (from Monday 26 April) using the school’s pre-booking system to limit the number of people on site. The building occupancy is limited to 15-20% and the allocation of spaces to specific groups or programmes has been suspended.  

Staff and students can book their place a week ahead of their intended session and must adhere to the control measures put in place by the school’s Facilities Team and UCL Estates to ensure social distancing, personal hygiene and - most importantly - the safety of all on site.  

Here East is remains closed for most cases, but we are working to make it accessible for staff and students later in the summer.  

Detailed guidelines, including what to do before attending your pre-booked session, are available to staff and students via the Special Guidelines document (password protected link):  


Working from home should be prioritised for all those whose work can be carried out offsite, both academic and professional. 

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

For urgent matters, the Teaching & Learning team can now be contacted by staff and students via email or Microsoft Teams.  


Students are encouraged to get in touch with their Personal Tutor or Departmental Tutor if they need support. 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 and also via the UCL Students Union. Please stay in close contact with tutors, friends, peers and colleagues.   


Until further notice, The Bartlett School of Architecture is closed to visitors and all public events are being held online.  

This summer, the school will be hosting a large-scale virtual open day for undergraduate students and launching our Summer Show 2021 on our innovative online exhibition platform, alongside a number of public lectures and seminars.  

Explore our recent exhibitions at  bartlettarchucl.com and visit our Events calendar or follow us on social media for the latest updates.  

More Information

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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.