Research in the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment

The Department of Architecture and the Built Environment has an extensive programme of research and consultancy combining academic excellence and policy relevance, for which it has a well-established national and international reputation.

We have a strong track record of securing project funding from bodies which include the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the European Union. We also work with a wide range of clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

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Research centres

Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research

Developing innovative approaches, technologies and techniques that support the design, management, reconfiguration, maintenance and operation of buildings and their environments.

Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments

The Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments (SPE) aims to develop understanding of how to achieve places that are environmentally sustainable, socially just and economically competitive.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments

Promoting sustainable settlements through research, teaching, consultancy, knowledge exchange and publications. We work closely with external organisations including the WHO European Healthy Cities network.

Postgraduate opportunities in the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research

The Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER) welcomes applications from students wanting to gain a PhD research degree in a range of built environment themes.

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