Our research: Making a difference
As a School we conduct high-quality research across the whole field of architectural investigation. We have established exciting new directions in both the history and theory of architecture and in sustainable urban, peri-urban and environmental design.
We organise high-profile, international conferences and workshops and we are active in public policy and development of professional guidelines through our work with amenity societies and voluntary organisations as well professional bodies.
Our areas of expertise include:
- sustainable design
- architectural theory and criticism
- building technologies
- digital architecture
- urban design
- landscape studies
- experience of space.
Our research projects have attracted substantial funding from sources such as the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Technology Strategy Board. We also have active links with organisations including the Architectural Humanities Research Association, Turner Contemporary, V&A and the Twentieth Century Society.
Our academic staff have made significant contributions to real-world applications. For example, Senior Lecturer Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt was appointed to lead a refurbishment of the ventilation system at the Houses of Parliament, while Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou's research into outdoor thermal comfort has influenced understanding of the topic across the world.
Visit our people page to discover more about our academic staff, their interests and activities, and how to contact them.