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Design and Practice Research Group

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:

Practice-based research

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.

Practice-led research

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.

Academic staff

Dr Sam Clark

Dr Sam Clark

Senior Lecturer

Email:
clarksd1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0415
Dr Steve Coombs

Dr Steve Coombs

Director of Undergraduate Teaching | Year 5 chair

Email:
coombss@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5972
Professor Wayne Forster

Professor Wayne Forster

Professor, Deputy Head of School

Email:
forsterw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4389
Dr Wassim Jabi

Dr Wassim Jabi

Reader

Email:
jabiw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5981
Dr Andrew Roberts

Dr Andrew Roberts

College Dean for Education and Students.

Email:
robertsas@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4602
Dr Federico Wulff

Dr Federico Wulff

Lecturer of Architecture and Urban Design; MA AD Course Director

Email:
wulfff@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0307

Postgraduate students

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.