Architecture and Built Environment

REF 2014

  • The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014) results show strong success for Architecture and Built Environment, with a 42% increase in staff submitted. These results place us in the top 25 for research power in the United Kingdom.

  • This is a result of our excellent publications, of which more than 50% are ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

This research area covers the disciplines of Architecture, Building Services, Construction, Property and Surveying. Some of our most innovative work is represented by four key groups: Building Information Management, Sustainable Energy Systems, Urban Regeneration & Architectural Design and Virtual Reality & Visualisation. In addition, a rapidly developing group is Construction Technology. Researchers work collaboratively with other disciplines, such as business, cognitive science, economics, engineering, informatics, law, physics and sociology.

We Are Global

Living in the 21st Century, the world is getting smaller and becoming more connected every day. At Northumbria University we recognise and respond to this fast paced, dynamic world and are operating on a global scale more than ever before.