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LE-DR team

LE-DR Lab and HEDQF collaborate on Design Research and Student prize

11 May 2022

The LE-DR Lab is part of MA Architectural Design and aims to investigate the spatial, digital and organisational strategies that address the current challenges for higher education estates.

Map of London

WSA hosts online symposium ‘Epidemics, Planning and the City’

11 May 2022

The symposium was a product of the development of a special issue of the Planning Perspectives journal, guest edited by Professor Juliet Davis

Book signing

Urbanism Research and Scholarship group organise book signing and celebration event

10 May 2022

Staff are invited to join presentations and book signing to celebrate colleagues.

Tania Sharmin

Dr Tania Sharmin awarded the prestigious Fung Global Fellowship 2022-23 at Princeton University

6 May 2022

Since completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge, Dr Tania Sharmin has established herself as a leading researcher in environmental performance of urban spaces and human thermal comfort.

Cardiff award for being ‘trailblazers in their field’

11 April 2022

Low Carbon Built Environment Team receive St David Award for their work reducing carbon emissions and energy bills.

Whole house retrofit, Pencoed College, pre-work.

Taking whole house retrofit to the construction sector in further education

4 April 2022

Bridgend College approached the Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) team at the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) to benefit from their expertise in retrofitting Welsh housing to realise their vision.

How to be a great architect: Why inclusivity matters, a conversation

How to be a Great Architect: Why Inclusivity Matters – a conversation with Marsha Ramroop and Marié Nevin

21 March 2022

The conversation focused on ways to bring about inclusive change in architecture, Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and the role of engagement and mentoring.

Children’s views to drive a better future for their community

16 March 2022

Project explores the impact of urban planning on the youngest members of society

Professor Juliet Davis, Head of School and BDP Architects

Cardiff University opens newly refurbished Bute Building

2 March 2022

Special event will mark the completion of a £9.7m refurbishment of the Grade II listed building.

EZB House

Research student team receive award in the Architecture At Zero competition

17 February 2022

The team received an honourable mention for their project EZB house.

Indoor Air Quality in Primary Schools

EPSRC IAA Indoor Air Quality in Primary Schools Project delivers first workshops in schools

1 February 2022

The project team has designed and delivered a number of workshops with pupils from Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2.

CEPT library construction workers

Professor Aseem Inam publishes special issue of journal on urban change

17 January 2022

Professor Inam is the guest editor of a special issue of the international journal Urban Planning.

Ketki Mehta

EDB student Ketki Mehta awarded joint runner up in the People.Planet.Product design challenge

20 December 2021

Ketki’s entry for the challenge involved the design of a new filter for a washing machine made from a degradable bamboo.

The Green Loop

MA Urban Design student wins top Student Project Award

6 December 2021

He Wang has won the award for his project The Green Loop.

Air quality in primary schools

Cardiff University team to explore indoor air quality in primary schools

18 November 2021

The project will explore how to use monitoring data to create educational resources to support children's learning.

case study mosque at the Shedadiya campus of Kuwait University

The “Eco Mosque” in a post-Covid world

10 November 2021

Academic staff from Cardiff University and Kuwait University will be collaborating on a project to co-design the 'Eco Mosque.'

Bath Abbey inside

Dr Eshrar Latif is awarded Bath Abbey hygrothermal monitoring and modelling project

14 October 2021

The project will feed into the MSc in Sustainable Mega Buildings.

Bute building

WSA ranks 3rd in The Guardian best UK universities 2022

4 October 2021

The guide is used by prospective students to help them choose a university.

Creative students make their mark on the Centre for Student Life

14 September 2021

Original artwork to represent services offered in new University landmark

Swansea bungalow retrofit

LCBE project wins at 2021 Housing Awards

9 September 2021

The award aims to reward programmes or projects which can clearly demonstrate how they have developed an innovative approach which has made a real difference to the lives of tenants and customers.