Graduate School A+BE
Graduate School for Architecture and the Built Environment
The Graduate School for Architecture and the Built Environment [A+BE] is one of the eight Graduate Schools at the TU Delft. At A+BE PhD candidates obtain a doctorate in architecture, building technology, urbanism, landscape architecture, geomatics, management of the built environment and housing, covering aspects such as history, cultural heritage, and sustainability.
The Faculty of Architecture has an internationally renowned reputation. Its international focus and diverse body of students makes it a stimulating environment for ambitious PhD candidates who wish to obtain a doctoral degree from a leading design academy/research institute. PhD candidates benefit from close interaction with world-class researchers and educators and are well supervised throughout their education. A full time PhD project will normally take 4 years.
The TU Delft Graduate School provides general support for all PhD candidates at the TU Delft and sets a minimum set of rules and regulations, which applies to all faculty graduate schools. In addition, the Graduate School A+BE website shares what is specifically of relevance to our graduate school.
Reclaiming context as a weapon against destructive urbanism
After World War II, an emphasis on ‘context’ helped to smooth the sharp edges of Modernism. Unfortunately, contemporary architecture seems to have lost sight of the deeper meaning of the term, claims PhD candidate Esin Kömez. Her PhD research calls for context to be reclaimed.
Four Living Labs help restore Gelderland’s heritage
Restoring and converting heritage buildings is a complex process, but four Living Labs intend to change that. As part of the KaDEr project, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment aims to formulate a new policy framework for the province of Gelderland – and possibly also for the rest of the Netherlands.