Research at

The School of Architecture & Design is home to a vibrant research culture. Founded in 1952, the school’s research directly informs both teaching and professional practice in the field.

Led by Professor Colin Holden, with research supported by Professor Cat Rossi, the school’s community of academics are engaged in internationally recognised architecture and design history, theory and practice research. This is achieved through activities such as designing buildings, curating exhibitions, developing apps, producing films and artworks, and academic publishing.

Current areas of interest include architecture and design history and theory, climate and sustainability, digital technologies, feminism, housing and the domestic, interiors, public art and community engagement, the social and political production of the built environment, urban studies, and spatial analysis and spatial transformation.

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