Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Research impact

The Department of Architecture & Engineering carries out research with emphasis on innovation and sustainability for the future of our built environment. Using the strength of our joint department, we integrate civil engineering and architecture in a holistic approach to research. Our findings have impact on a societal, environmental and industrial scale within the UK and worldwide.



Balehaus: innovation in straw bale building



Concrete overpass

Prolonging the life of our concrete structure



Pete Walker and colleague with straw bale building materials

Low-carbon renewable building



Palladian Bridge in Prior Park

Enhancing the public understanding of Architecture



Millenium Dome

Clever roofs: innovative methods to cover large open spaces



Architect making measurements on wood

Market research for centres of excellence in sustainable building design