Cardiff University: Architecture

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InstitutionCardiff University View institution profile
Department Welsh School of Architecture View department profile
Study type Research


The School of Architecture has an international and national reputation for research, with strengths in architectural science, history and theory of architecture and architectural practice.

We have established a number of research centres including

the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI)
the BRE Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SuDoBE)
the Centre for Research in the Built Environment (CRiBE)
the Design Research Unit (DRUw) and
the Practice Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture (PRASADA).
Research specialisms include

energy and environmental performance of buildings and systems,
sustainability at an urban scale,
resource use and management,
the city, landscape and environment,
cultures, histories and ideas,
visual cultures,
practice and pedagogy,
building design,
project management,
building law,
digital design techniques and
architectural education.

Cardiff University
Welsh School of Architecture


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The Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University is one of the top-ranked schools of architecture in the UK. Established in 1920, we attract postgraduate students from around the world who benefit from the unique experience of studying and living in the friendly and welcoming capital city of Wales.

Through our research and teaching we seek to create a built environment that enhances people’s lives without destroying the planet for future generations. We collaborate with universities, industry and architectural practices across the world to maximise our student learning experience and the ...

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