Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
Strathclyde’s Architecture, Built Environment and Planning submission was rated 100% ‘outstanding’ for impact in REF 2021.
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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 renowned for our commitment to addressing environmental and societal challenges facing the built environment, in local and global contexts.
Our research within the Department of Architecture is centred on two key themes reflecting the broad impact of our research activities:
Sustainability & the built environment
- Architectural Design & Conservation (ADCRU)
- Construction Law (CLRU)
- Design & Sustainability (CRiDS)
- Digital Construction (DiCRU)
- Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) located within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Urbanism & Global Cities
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.
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