Centre for Design and Creative Industries (CDCI)

Research at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design is carried out through the Centre for Design and Creative Industries, a well-established, interdisciplinary research centre that encompasses a broad range of creative design practices, innovation and external engagement.

Although the CDCI carries out work within the traditional design groupings of architecture, fashion and textiles, jewellery, product design and visual communication, the combination of cognate disciplines it brings together also gives opportunities to build genuinely interdisciplinary design research and respond to cross-disciplinary research themes and challenges.

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Zero carbon

A structured approach for zero carbon retrofit which combines dynamic simulation methods and economic analysis methods.
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Landscape and environment perception

The ways we perceive the environment and the responses of the designer.
Landscape and environment perception >>

Policy and pedagogy

Investigating the environment for architectural education from the career decisions of school children.
Policy and pedagogy >>