Architectural Engineering + Technology
Bridging the gap between the disciplines of Architecture and Engineering, deploying an engineering and technology-driven approach to the design of buildings. That is the unique profile of Architectural Engineering + Technology. We want to enable the design of a better built environment within our planet’s finite resources and with a positive value for people and nature. This requires innovative and sustainable design and construction methods and a pragmatic and knowledge-based approach to the existing built environment.
Our multidisciplinary approach addresses the materialisation and structure of buildings and building components, environmental and climate design, and aspects of value, comfort, computational methods and technologies. We aim to create the next generation of open-minded problem-solvers and innovators in the architectural engineering domain. We do this through our four major themes. Firstly, a sustainable built environment for new and existing buildings, addressing climate adaptation and resilience, renewables-based energy, innovative building materials, heritage and nature inclusion. Additionally, the transition towards a circular built environment with circular building products, and safer, healthier and more comfortable buildings and cities. Finally, digitalisation as an enabler for decision-making in all built-environment processes, including supporting data, information and knowledge during all phases of design, manufacturing, construction, use and end-of-life.
Discover our six research units
Heritage & Architecture
Defining, developing, and testing heritage-based redesigns.
Architectural & Geo Informatics
focuses on computational methods, techniques, and tools for sensing, understanding, modelling, designing, and fabricating the built environment at all scales.
Climate, Energy & Circularity
investigates and develops design and assessment methods for energy efficient buildings while focussing on circularity, indoor climate, life cycle assessment, performance analysis, diagnosis, and optimization of energy systems in operation.
Health & Comfort
investigates the complex relationship between building fabric, building occupants and building services.
Architectural Facades and Products
investigates different aspects related to the design, engineering, manufacturing and construction of building products and facades.
Sustainable Architectural Materials & Structures
investigates the sustainable use of glass, timber and other materials in architectural structures.