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The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment is one of the three oldest of its kind in the UK, with a heritage that extends back to the 19th Century. The School's active and vibrant research community consider the design, provision & assessment of present and future built environments in terms of their suitability to those for whom they're designed. Research is underpinned and demonstrated both by a practical grounding in the design, production and assessment of innovative, ground breaking buildings, and through the publication of high level written work.

Major research activities include the design and construction of low energy, affordable, and environmentally friendly housing, exploration of visualisation and modelling techniques, design theory, the study of value throughout the life cycle of buildings, and innovative methods relating to the management of design and construction.

There is a high degree of collaboration, between disciplines and with industry and professional or public bodies, in the research that is undertaken in the area of Architecture, Construction and Surveying.

Head of School: Prof David McClean