The Welsh School of Architecture has an ethos of ‘grounded creativity,' which underpins our research and teaching and captures our ongoing commitment to engaging with real world problems.
Our impact is achieved by in-house teamwork and collaborations with government, industry and NGOs. Through these collaborations, our research aims to transform everyday life in four main areas of impact: sustainability and energy, industry performance, heritage, communities’ well-being and societal justice.
In the last years, our researchers have developed; affordable means of sustainable retrofitting of housing, software to improve industry performance, they have engaged with communities to strengthen their outlook, networked communities campaigning to save historic buildings from demolition and developed, together with the World Monuments Fund and the Government of Madhya Pradesh, a conservation strategy, a visitors’ centre, and heritage walks by the Indian National Trust.
Three projects have matured in the recent years to become Impact Case Studies:
REF assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The impact of our research and environment in which we work at Cardiff University were integral to our REF 2021 submission.