Professor Rachel Sara
Oscar Naddermier Professor of Architecture | National Teaching Fellow
Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Rachel’s research explores the way in which health and wellbeing can be affected by architecture and design. She also explores ‘other' forms of architecture, specifically examining transdisciplinary architecture practices through collaborations between architecture and dance, co-design and hands-on, community-based architectural activism. Rachel is passionate about architecture education and explores the role of live projects, the design review or crit, the design of teaching and learning spaces, and feminist teaching praxis. She runs an M.Arch studio unit and the Special Study module.
Rachel also leads research within the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (BSoAD) with a particular focus on design research and practice-based outputs. She also leads the Urban Cultures Research Cluster.