Our research makes a difference to communities on a global scale.
We work closely with governments, the construction industry, NGOs, and communities themselves to shape spaces in ways that centre sustainability and the wellbeing of future generations.
The impact of our work spans academia, society and the environment. We have developed new means of sustainably retrofitting housing and software to improve construction industry performance, and introduced new forms of engagement with communities, strengthening their agencies in planning and development. We have provided research to underpin campaign efforts saving historic buildings from demolition and refining conservation strategies.
Providing design guidance from individual homes to the urban realm, we bring creative thinkers together to redefine architecture and the built environment.
Ranked 1st for our research environment and 4th overall within our discipline, 96% of our research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.