Design and Practice Research Group
The Design and Practice Research Group was formed in 2010 to encourage and promote research that is carried out through the act of design.
We aim to encourage and promote research which is carried out through the act of design.
The work carried out by the group places the activities of the design studio and workshop on an equal footing with those of the library and laboratory. Interests include building, design, digital design techniques, prototyping materials, critical means of representation, project management, building law and architectural education.
Our research can be defined by one of two categories:
Whereby an original investigation is undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of that practice. This is demonstrated through creative outcomes in the form of buildings, designs, artefacts, drawings etc.
In which the nature of practice leads to new knowledge that has operational significance for that practice. Here the primary focus of the research is to advance knowledge about practice, or to advance knowledge within practice.
Dr Sam Clark
- +44 (0)29 2087 4430
Dr Steve Coombs
Director of Undergraduate Teaching | Year 5 chair
- +44 (0)29 2087 5972
Professor Wayne Forster
Professor, Deputy Head of School
- +44 (0)29 2087 4389
Professor Wassim Jabi
Chair in Computational Methods in Architecture
- +44 (0)29 2087 5981
Professor Andrew Roberts
College Dean for Education and Students.
- +44 (0)29 2087 4602
Dr Federico Wulff
Senior Lecturer of Architecture and Urban Design
MA AD Course Director
- +44 (0)29 2087 0307
The Design and Practice Research Group welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in applying to study for an MPhil or PhD degree in areas relating to the interests of the group.
More general information on postgraduate research study at the School can be found on our postgraduate research pages.