We believe in an architecture that is responsive to:

People (including considerations of culture, history, society and how and why people inhabit buildings and spaces)
Place (including considerations of climate, ecology and the man-made and natural landscape)
Tectonics (including considerations of conservation, and the craft of making)

Architecture with Plymouth University builds on a well-established tradition of teaching and research grounded in these concerns.

Postgraduate research

View the Architecture, Design and Environment postgraduate research blog.

Architecture with Plymouth University - 'InJapan' blog

The aim is to generate a vivid archive of the sights, sounds and places we take in, allowing everyone back home to follow our travels as we go! We’re all hugely excited to have the opportunity to undertake this trip so please have a read!

The group’s progress and experiences throughout our study tour of Japan will be documented day-by-day via this blog.

Take a look at the blog


Architecture Research

Theories and histories of culture and society in the modern and post-modern periods; and critical cultural practices in changing urban situations

This cluster produces advanced inter-disciplinary research in two, linked and overlapping areas:

Visit the Culture, Theory, Space website

Postgraduate research

Find out about our postgraduate research opportunities in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment.

LightUp Analytics won the Premier Award in the Digital Innovation Category of the International and Research awards

Created by Julian Brooks and Plymouth University graduate Gary Jackson, LightUp Analytics is a software plugin that gives architects crucial information about day and sunlight enabling them to optimise these for enhanced energy efficiencies.

Julian Brooks talks about the benefits of LightUp Analytics: