Robert Gordon University: Digital Design and Communities in Architecture and the Built Environment

InstitutionRobert Gordon University View institution profile
Department Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Telephone 01224 262728
Study type Research


An established and inter-disciplinary programme of research into the field of design visualisation in the built environment. This topic explores the digitisation of our constituent professions and industries, and the manner in which digital tools can aid collaboration and participation.

Digital Design and Communities in Architecture and the Built Environment research opportunities:

•Digital Architecture •Built heritage studies and the role of digital technology in recording and presentation •Design Management: processes, and digital application •Design Thinking: The Use of Computational Visual Techniques and Representations as an Aid to New Emergent Ideas •Design Technology: Full visual Interaction with Conceptual Design Options Using Affordable (Virtual Reality) Technology •Design Process: BIM Adoption and Implementation in Developing Countries •Design Innovation: Innovative materials and technologies for increased efficiencies in design •Design Thinking: The Impact of Visualisation Medium on the Early Stages of the Architectural Design Process •Decision Making: GIS implications as a visual data management tool •On-Line collaborative Environment for the Built Environment: Teaching employability skills through simulation games •Urban Design •Avant-garde Design •Building Information Modelling (BIM) •Computerised modelling and visualisation •IT in conceptual design •User engagement in design

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Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University has recently been awarded Scottish University of the Year 2021 - Times Good University Guide.

With a history that dates back to 1729 when Robert Gordon founded a hospital to educate the poor children of Aberdeen.  He had a remarkably modern belief that his investment in the education of his community would equip them with the skills and knowledge to strengthen their success in Europe and further afield. Today, more than 260 years after his death, the University which bears his name remains true to his spirit and enterprise.  In more recent times RGU …

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