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Nine in ten shoppers in England now using their own carrier bags, research reveals

Nine in ten shoppers in England now using their own carrier bags, research reveals

Thursday, 29th September, 2016

New study shows significant change in attitudes and behaviours of shoppers since the introduction of English carrier bag charge one year ago


School participates in STEM event for local schoolchildren

School participates in STEM event for local schoolchildren

Thursday, 15th September, 2016

On Wednesday 14th September, the Welsh School of Architecture participated in the STEM Live! Event, where over 200 local Year 8 students explored the practicalities of humans living on Mars.


Funding secured for low carbon buildings project

Funding secured for low carbon buildings project

Thursday, 18th August, 2016

The Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) Research Team at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University has secured £2.5 million to take forward affordable low carbon technologies in Wales. Image credit: ERDF LCRI.


New PhD in Creative Practice launched

New PhD in Creative Practice launched

Monday, 15th August, 2016

The Welsh School of Architecture has launched a new PhD in Creative Practice in Architecture, available from October 2016.


Report published on maintenance of traditional buildings

Report published on maintenance of traditional buildings

Monday, 1st August, 2016

Researchers from the Welsh School of Architecture have published a report investigating the maintenance of traditional buildings.


WSA tutor on Stirling Prize shortlist

WSA tutor on Stirling Prize shortlist

Friday, 29th July, 2016

Chris Loyn, founder of Penarth-based practice Loyn & Co Architects and a Welsh School of Architecture tutor, has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize. Featured photograph by Charles Hosea


Meet our new neighbours – the Bute Bees!

Meet our new neighbours – the Bute Bees!

Thursday, 21st July, 2016

A colony of honeybees has been installed on the roof of the Bute Building, home to the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University.


WSA courses validated by RIBA

WSA courses validated by RIBA

Monday, 18th July, 2016

The School is proud to have achieved continued RIBA validation for the BSc Architectural Studies, the MArch Architecture, and the PGDip/MA Professional Studies.


Non-manifold website launched

Non-manifold website launched

Monday, 18th July, 2016

Leverhulme Trust Research Project Team at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and The Bartlett, UCL Launch Official Website


Celebrating student achievements – Graduation 2016

Celebrating student achievements – Graduation 2016

Friday, 15th July, 2016

Graduates and staff donned their caps and gowns for the Welsh School of Architecture graduation ceremony on Monday 11th July.


WSA at STEM Live!

WSA at STEM Live!

Monday, 11th July, 2016

Over 200 high-school children from across South Wales have descended on the University and the Welsh School of Architecture to take part in a day of exciting and immersive practical activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


Grange Pavilion open for community-university partnerships

Grange Pavilion open for community-university partnerships

Thursday, 7th July, 2016

A vacant Bowls Pavilion in Grange Gardens, Grangetown, Cardiff has been given a temporary facelift and has opened for a 9-month community consultation supporting local residents’


City-Form India Internship and travel scholarship

City-Form India Internship and travel scholarship

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016

City-form India is a research project that aims to investigate the impact of urban form on sustainability. The project, currently in its pilot phase, is examining two cities in India.


Cementing links with India

Cementing links with India

Thursday, 26th May, 2016

The Welsh School of Architecture has cemented existing links with India by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi.


Specialist MSc courses receive CIBSE accreditation

Specialist MSc courses receive CIBSE accreditation

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016

MSc Environmental Design of Buildings and Sustainable Mega Buildings receive CIBSE accrediation


PhD student wins Best Paper at 2016 BUiD Doctoral Conference

PhD student wins Best Paper at 2016 BUiD Doctoral Conference

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016

Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) PhD student Bertug Ozarisoy has won the Best Paper Award at the 2nd British University in Dubai Doctoral Conference.


Summer research project: Evaluating the impact of the English plastic bag charge

Summer research project: Evaluating the impact of the English plastic bag charge

Thursday, 19th May, 2016

We’re looking for a student to support an existing project evaluating the English Plastic Bag Charge (PBC) as a “window of opportunity” to encourage wider pro-environmental behaviour.


Call for Expressions of Interest

Call for Expressions of Interest

Tuesday, 17th May, 2016

We are inviting expressions of interest in running a design unit in the graduating years of our BSc and MArch programmes.


WSA outreach support positions

WSA outreach support positions

Thursday, 12th May, 2016

The Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) is advertising paid summer studentship positions for UG, PGT and PGR students to help deliver and promote Outreach events in the University over the summer


Former PRASADA student films BBC documentary

Former PRASADA student films BBC documentary

Friday, 6th May, 2016

Dr Sona Datta, a former PhD student at the Welsh School of Architecture, has filmed a BBC documentary on the ancient cities and art of the Indian Subcontinent.


Breaking bad habits

Breaking bad habits

Thursday, 28th April, 2016

A study has found that people who have just moved house are significantly less likely to travel to work by car, opting for a greener mode of transport instead.


Indonesia Summer Project

Indonesia Summer Project

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016

Exciting design and build experience this summer.


WSA Vertical Studio Love Grangetown 2016 23rd April

WSA Vertical Studio Love Grangetown 2016 23rd April

Friday, 22nd April, 2016

Join WSA Vertical Studio unit ‘Grange Gardens’ at Love Grangetown 2016 at the Grange Gardens Bowls Pavilion from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 23rd April.


CUROP Architecture student placements summer 2016

CUROP Architecture student placements summer 2016

Thursday, 21st April, 2016

Two CUROP (Cardiff Undergraduates Research Opportunities Program) paid student placements are available to Architecture BSc 1-3 and MArch 1 students in June-July


Volunteering Opportunity / £500 Bursary – Orkidstudio’s Sachibondu Health Centre, Zambia

Volunteering Opportunity / £500 Bursary – Orkidstudio’s Sachibondu Health Centre, Zambia

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016

Africa Opportunities talk with Orkidstudio and Cardiff University Global Opportunity Centre, Thursday 14th April, 6.30pm Main Building Council Chamber


Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in the Vorarlberg

Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in the Vorarlberg

Tuesday, 5th April, 2016

The Welsh School of Architecture and the Design Commission for Wales are pleased to be collaborating with the Austrian Cultural Forum London and the National Assembly for Wales to bring this exhibition to the Senedd in Spring 2016.


The architects building a future for themselves

The architects building a future for themselves

Thursday, 17th March, 2016

Niall Maxwell, year 3 Unit 7: Welsh Regionalism leader at the Welsh School of Architecture and James Mitchell, graduate student from the WSA and founding director of Orkidstudio are both named.


Dr Wassim Jabi Secures Leverhulme Trust Research Grant

Dr Wassim Jabi Secures Leverhulme Trust Research Grant

Tuesday, 15th March, 2016

Dr. Wassim Jabi secures research grant to enhance the representation of architectural space in 3D modelling environments.


Introduction to Architecture Learning and Teaching Resource Packs

Introduction to Architecture Learning and Teaching Resource Packs

Friday, 11th March, 2016

BSc in Architectural Studies interns have developed Introduction to Architecture Learning and Teaching resources packs for the Welsh Baccalaureate and Key Stage 1.


Orkidstudio – Zambia Design for Health project 2016

Orkidstudio – Zambia Design for Health project 2016

Thursday, 18th February, 2016

Application deadline, Saturday 20th February 2016!


10,000 Pencils

10,000 Pencils

Monday, 15th February, 2016

A collaboration between the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) and the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)


The Sêr Cymru II Fellowship Scheme

The Sêr Cymru II Fellowship Scheme

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

A postdoctoral fellowship scheme aimed at expanding Wales’ research capacity by attracting and developing the next generation of talented researchers in Wales.


Architect Thomas Herzog to present Open Lecture at WSA Smart Energy Regions conference

Architect Thomas Herzog to present Open Lecture at WSA Smart Energy Regions conference

Friday, 29th January, 2016

The Welsh School of Architecture are hosting the ‘Smart Energy Regions’ COST Action Conference on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February.


Outstanding paper award 2014 – 2015

Outstanding paper award 2014 – 2015

Friday, 22nd January, 2016

The Journal of Building Performance Simulation


MSc SBC student Hilary Wyatt wins Plume award

MSc SBC student Hilary Wyatt wins Plume award

Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

The Award is granted annually by the Friends of Thomas Plume’s Library


SOLCER house named in the Telegraph top ten cutting edge university research projects

SOLCER house named in the Telegraph top ten cutting edge university research projects

Monday, 11th January, 2016

The SOLCER House design by experts at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, has been listed by the Telegraph as one of ten cutting edge university research led projects.


Denis Kopitsis appointed Honorary Visiting Professor at the Welsh School of Architecture

Denis Kopitsis appointed Honorary Visiting Professor at the Welsh School of Architecture

Tuesday, 5th January, 2016

Denis Kopitsis, owner and director of Kopitsis Bauphysik AG, a building physics consultancy company based in Switzerland


New high-quality family homes for Ebbw Vale

New high-quality family homes for Ebbw Vale

Monday, 4th January, 2016

A scheme for 15 new homes designed by the Welsh School of Architecture’s DRuW for an affordable housing scheme in Ebbw Vale.


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Fellowship scheme

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Fellowship scheme

Friday, 1st January, 2016

The Strengthening International Research Capacity in Wales (SIRCIW) Fellowship programme