About Research

We create knowledge that contributes to the future development of our physical environment. And we experiment with architecture and design in an academic context.

By ‘engaging through architecture’ we focus on developing our relationship with architectural practice, and we develop and strengthen project-oriented and innovation-driven research, also known as research by design. We use methods from the architectural discipline, e.g. drawing, modelling and experiments, as academic research methods.

Besides academic research, we focus on artistic development work, meaning the creation of artistic products of high aesthetic quality combined with reflections on the artistic practice.

The school offers strong research communities within digital design, interactive design and urban landscape planning. And in the coming years, we plan on strengthening the areas of transformation, habitation and sustainability.

The scientific staff is organized in three large research labs established around a limited number of relevant research areas addressing current challenges to society and architecture.