LSA Community Events

This semester at the Liverpool School of Architecture we have two important anniversaries which we are celebrating. 

In March, we’re celebrating 100 years since RIBA validated its first architecture course at the University of Liverpool in 1924. With 235 programmes running across the globe, the validation programme has grown significantly over the last century. Today, RIBA validation is an evidence-based, peer review system working both nationally and internationally as a critical friend to schools of architecture, reviewing standards and relevance in today’s world, encouraging excellence, and ensuring a positive student experience.

Its also 10 years since the first students graduated from our 2+2 architecture program: starting their studies at XJTLU in Suzhou, China then coming to the LSA for 2 years to complete their degrees. This was a significant moment in the LSA’s long history as an international school. And, one which created exciting opportunities for staff and students, brought new staff, expanded facilities, and different ways of working and added to the rich diversity of the LSA.  

Click the links below to learn more about the events taking place and how you can be a part of them.

Please note: Photography & filming will take place during these events, for use by the university and its partners for marketing and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs, please speak to a member of staff or the photographers.

Lesley Lokko Woman with hair tied back leaning on a wooden table. Behind them is abstract painting.

Professor Lesley Lokko - RIBA’s 100 Years of Validation Lecture

20th March 2024 - 5:30pm

Alumni Reunion Interior of the Stirling gallery, steel frames with a pitched glass roof. Overlayed with text LSA 24. Overlayed is text LSA 24.

LSA Centenary Celebrations and Alumni Reunion

20th & 21st March 2024

XJTLU Anniversary LSA24 logo and Box with text XJTLU 10 Years of Alumni over a blurred background of celebrating students flying a dragon kite.

XJTLU10: Celebrating 10 years of XJTLU alumni

24th April 2024 1pm


The Liverpool School of Architecture would like to thank the in-house project team of staff and students who have put the programme together with the support of DART and the SotA events team.


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Working in close partnership with many leading Architects, Griffiths & Armour are recognised for providing advisory support on professional risk and insurance matters. Our long-term and trusted client relationships are founded on the creation of effective and sustainable Professional Indemnity insurance solutions that incorporate complementary risk education and risk management services.

As a Griffiths & Armour client you can expect more and we are proud to include the University of Liverpool within our client family. So, the opportunity to support the University of Liverpool School of Architectures Centenary celebration is one we are delighted to have been afforded.

Our congratulations go to the School, lecturers and alumni on the successful completion of the first 100-years.