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Research culture

We have a cohesive and sustainable research culture that is supportive of staff and students at every stage of their career.

Our ethos of ‘grounded creativity’ underpins all research and teaching in our School. We have an ongoing commitment to engaging with real world problems and strive to create a built environment that enhances people’s lives without harming the planet.

Our collaborative work with industry, public bodies and communities enables us to share expertise and achieve common goals and ambitions in all areas of our research.

Support for students

Support for research and research students

Our staff and students are actively supported through a range of development policies and opportunities that are tailored to individual career stages and informed by our commitment to equality and diversity.

Robotic Arm


Our facilities include an architectural robotics lab, a workshop, media lab, library and a digital fabrications lab.

Students on an industrial visit

Industry and research collaborations

Our productive research links with practice, industry and universities worldwide have led to significant contributions beyond academia.

Spanish Palace

Accolades and recognition

Our research is held in high esteem across the world; this is demonstrated by the number of important prizes academic staff and their work have been awarded in recent years.

WSA engagement


Our engagement ventures see us working with communities, industry, professional bodies, schools and national and international partners.