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School of the Built Environment – University of Reading

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School of the Built Environment

Architecture | Construction | Energy | Environmental Engineering

School of the Built Environment is internationally renowned for its research and education relating to the design, construction and operation of the buildings and places within which we live, work and play.

Our areas of expertise include architecture, construction management, energy systems and environmental engineering. We have a strong orientation towards interdisciplinary 'real-world' problems, and have a proud track record of active engagement with the professions. 

We are ranked 3rd in the UK for the impact of our research in architecture, built environment and planning. 83% of our research is rated world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). We are also ranked 5th in the UK for Architecture/Built Environment in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Research Division

The School of the Built Environment research division is split into three areas:

  • Organisations, People and Technology
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Urban Living

Visit our Research Division for more information on our research.

Senior Management Team

Head of School: Professor Chris Harty

School Director of Teaching and Learning: Dr Tim Lees

Research Division Lead: Professor Martin Sexton

Head of Architecture: Professor Lorraine Farrelly

Head of Construction Management and Engineering: Professor John Connaughton

School Director of Diversity and Inclusion: Dr Maria Vahdati/Dr Eugene Mohareb

Executive Administration Manager: Tracey Wigmore


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