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Bartlett is best

13 May 2004

UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture has been named the UK's best architecture school by the Architects' Journal.

Professor Iain Borden In the survey the Bartlett was voted top by 21% of architectural firms surveyed, more than twice the votes of the runner-up, the Architectural Association.

This is the first year that the AJ, a weekly magazine for the architectural profession, has asked firms which architecture school they consider to be the best. Professor Iain Borden, the school's director, said: "We are delighted to top the table but not entirely surprised. We work very closely with practices, and practice architects run some of the courses in our diploma unit. I think practices like the fact that we produce resourceful individuals who can stand on their own two feet."

The Bartlett was also commended by Barry Sheerman, Chair of the Education & Skills Select Committee and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group, at an event to launch Bartlett Works, a new publication showing architectural works by alumni and current staff at Portcullis House. He said, "What a wonderful institution. This book is a testament to the wonderful work of the past students, who have done such extraordinary things and made our lives so much more interesting as a nation." He described the book as evidence of "the wonderful talent that you have nurtured" and concluded by saying, "Go on for another 150 years, doing what you do, which is the pursuit of excellence."

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