Our research in architecture reflects the multi and trans-disciplinary nature of architecture and urbanism and focuses on real-world problems and improving peoples’ lives
We're leading the way to a more sustainable future in response to government, industry and societal needs and are at the forefront of research on how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world.
In keeping with the University’s strategic aims, we have developed strong links with industry, numerous European and international connections, and a capability to undertake trans-disciplinary research that integrates sustainable design, engineering and technology and cultural enquiry from local, regional, and global perspectives.
Research activities within the Department of Architecture are centred on two key areas:
- Sustainability and the Built Environment
- Urbanism and Global Cities
Our research groups continue to evolve, reflecting emerging issues in architectural design, cultural enquiry, sustainability and urbanism.
Research clusters & units
- Architectural Design & Conservation
- Architecture & Urbanism in the Global South
- Construction Law
- Design & Sustainability
- Digital Construction
- Urban Design
You can also apply to study in the new Built Environment Futures (bE Futures) Centre for Doctoral Training
To learn more about our Research Clusters and Research Unit, download the Research at the Department of Architecture Booklet..
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