Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)

Strathclyde’s Architecture, Built Environment and Planning submission was rated 100% ‘outstanding’ for impact in REF 2021.

Find out more about REF 2021 Results.

Our research reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of architecture and urbanism, focusing on real-world problems.

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 four key themes reflecting the broad impact of our research activities:

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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Our experts


Students Andrea Hickey and Neal Hemingway created ChalkTalk for their Masters project, to encourage discussion and stories about architecture and design within the city during the Merchant City Festival.

Future Architecture Workshop: Merchant City Festival

We invited prospective students of architecture to participate in a day long workshop as part of the Merchant City Festival. Explore our city with them!