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    PO1 2DJ Portsmouth

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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

At the School of Architecture, we approach architectural design as a practical, ethical and socially responsible process. We focus on architectural design, practice, history and theory, and explore developments in various areas, including sustainable and low carbon design.

We're committed to cross-disciplinary, outcome driven research with regional impact and global reach. Our research focuses on strategic thinking, sustainable design, and community engagement to answer some of the key challenges and matters of concern facing society. 

Our research explores the challenges facing increasingly crowded cities and resource hungry society — from how architecture can improve quality of life, to the social, cultural and environmental effects of architectural, interior and urban design practices.

We work collaboratively with the private and public sectors in Portsmouth on our cities research and we're active participants in our community.

We've received research funding from Portsmouth City Council, British Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Interreg, Technology Strategy Board, Solent Innovation and Growth Network, European Commission, and Arts Council England.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Sustainable urbanism
  • Green infrastructures
  • Digital design and new technologies
  • Environmental analysis and design
  • Architectural and urban history and theory
  • Design education
  • Historic environments and conservation
  • Interior design theory and practice

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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