Our programmes focus on cutting edge design practice and address some of the latest challenges and opportunities for our industries, including Sustainability, User Centred Design, and Building Information Modelling.

Our international and industry led focus provides students with opportunities to really broaden their perspectives and understand the need to deliver innovative solutions that satisfy the physical, cultural and social conditions wherever development is required.


Our departments draw on the expertise of staff with national and international reputations for their research, teaching and professional engagement.


We offer courses at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level.

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Dean and Associate Deans

Research Centres within the Department of Architecture and 3D Design



A radical reconceptualisation of teaching and research practice.


Innovative Design Lab

The lab conducts theory based and applied research generally into product design, and especially in the built environment, pushing the impact of design thinking and practice to new areas.



The overarching ethos of CUDAS, Architecture and Sustainability is that design informs all aspects of academic research of the built environment, whether in the historical, cultural, theoretical or environmental contexts.