About the school

The Aarhus School of Architecture is an independent institution under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Our aim is to educate architects who can develop the physical environment of the future by engaging with society.

We offer teaching at Bachelor, Master and PhD level within architecture and areas related to the architectural profession. We also offer a range of continuing education and specialised courses aimed at qualified architects, designers, etc.

The school has a student population of approx. 800 and employs a staff of around 145.


Our education and research is based on a professional architectural practice characterised by a clear artistic and research-based approach to architecture. And the school educates architects who are much in demand in Denmark as well as internationally.

In the coming years our focus areas will be transformation, habitation and sustainability.

International cooperation

The school is internationally oriented and has good connections with the world’s best architectural communities. Our cooperation includes exchange programmes, traineeships, visiting professorships, lectures and joint studios.

RIBA validation

Aarhus School of Architecture is the first school of architecture in Scandinavia to receive the approval of The Royal Institute of British Architects. Following an evaluation process of almost three years, the RIBA committee has completed their final visit to the school with the announcement that our Master’s degree programme will be validated unconditionally.

Video: Engaging Through Architecture

In the video our vision ‘Engaging Through Architecture’ is explained through interviews with i.a. Nat Chard, Michael Jemtrude, C.J. Lim, Laura Allen, Chris Thurlbourne and Torben Nielsen.