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Research at the School of Architecture is being developed in conjunction with the existing strengths of the School of Construction Management and Engineering, including its large cohort of PhD students. Given our facilities, research groups and subject specialisms, we are in a prime position to make the case for a better built environment.

Architects collaborating on a project

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Research-led learning

We believe that research will play an ever-increasing role in the development of architectural practice, and that the ability to solve problems in an ethical and rigorous manner is fundamental to being a professional. For this reason, students at Reading are encouraged to see design as a research process from the very beginning.

Throughout the undergraduate degree, students will explore a wide range of research methodologies and tools for looking at the world. These will include a series of live projects: collaborative research developed with and in practice.

Leading innovation

Staff at the School of Architecture are already playing a leading role in developing and supporting research and innovation in both the profession and education, in the UK and beyond. We are active in facilitating research in practice through:

We have conceptualised our School as an urban room for the co-creation of Reading's future. We welcome research proposals and enquiries that fall within this remit.

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