Architectural Engineering + Technology

AE+T bridges the gap between the disciplines of Architecture and Engineering, deploying an engineering and technology-driven approach towards the design of buildings. This unique profile requires a multidisciplinary approach on the materialisation of buildings, environmental and climate design, aspects of value, comfort, computational methods and technologies to support innovation. The focus lies on existing as well as new buildings to address the vast building task. Through excellent cross-disciplinary research and education, we aim to create the next generation of open-minded problem-solvers and innovators in the architectural engineering domain. 

In line with our mission, the research done by AE+T is centred around four major themes, which are also aligned with the six strategic research themes as defined by the faculty:

  1. Sustainable built environment for new and existing buildings, addressing climate adaptation, resilience, climate mitigation, renewables-based energy, innovative building materials and nature inclusion; 
  2. Transition towards a circular built environment; 
  3. Safer, healthier and more comfortable buildings and cities; 
  4. Digitalisation as an enabler for decisions in all built-environment processes - supporting data, information and knowledge during all phases of design, manufacturing, construction, use and end-of-life.

The traditional ways of designing and engineering are ill-suited for addressing the grand challenges of climate change and the depletion of valuable resources. The entire built environment needs to become carbon neutral, requiring innovative and sustainable design and construction methods and, more importantly, a pragmatic and knowledge-based approach to the existing built environment. Through research and education in architectural engineering, we want to enable the design of a better-built environment within the finite resources of our planet and with a positive value for people and nature.

Dr.ing. Thaleia Konstantinou MSc

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