The Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

Collaborative and interdisciplinary research

Research at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design has grown from the disciplines of landscape architecture, architecture, design for future living, interior architecture and design, and product and furniture design. Our research draws on this inter and trans-disciplinarily in order to contribute to international and national research agendas and policies in relation to the designed environment. From the scale of the product or a piece of furniture right through to the scale of the city and landscape, our work has a strong emphasis of collaboration between the school and the city’s communities.

Research areas

Urban cultures

Urban Cultures

The Urban Cultures Research Cluster undertakes internationally recognised research on the changing pattern of art, crafts, architecture, and the urban environment in the context of both regional and global culture.

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Critical Artistic Thinking in Design (CATiD) is an international, multidisciplinary research, design and consultancy hub based in Birmingham. CATiD's network develops an integrated approach to landscape and infrastructure.

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Co.Lab is an award-winning interdisciplinary design and research initiative, creating and co-producing projects that seek to engage with the dynamic context of our city and explore the extremities of artistic disciplinary boundaries.

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Find out more about a PhD in Architecture and Design

Interested in a  PhD in architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, product design or design management? Find out more about PhD opportunities at BCU and apply on our course pages.

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Postgraduate opportunities

Find out more about our offerings at Master's and PhD level, from exciting projects to student successes.

PhD Opportunities Master's courses
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News and events

Book onto our research events, read the latest news and view details on past events led by the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design.

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