The School of Architecture has a lively research environment that produces world-leading research that addresses social, environmental and architectural challenges locally, nationally and internationally.

The five research groups in the School cover a broad spectrum of fields; from architectural engineering, low carbon building to development and emergency practice, vernacular architecture, conservation and design. The research is multidisciplinary and of international relevance. We work in partnership with industry and communities which results in practice-relevant research. Our strong partnerships mean that our projects affect policies surrounding architecture, sustainability and humanitarian practice. All of our research is fed back into teaching, enhancing student experience and understanding.

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Dr Marcel Vellinga,
School of Architecture 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus 
Gipsy Lane 
Oxford, OX3 0BP

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