A major theme of our research is the social, economic and environmental impact of sustainable housing.
This is a broad, interdisciplinary area with a focus on the design and assessment of sustainability in domestic-scale built environments. The theme includes studies of energy and the physical performance of whole buildings and building elements, as well as studies and designs which address drivers, attitudes, perceptions and social aspects of sustainable housing. It includes the development of assessment methods for aspects of sustainability, investigation of the introduction of sustainability principles into design education (Kouider) and studies of the material sustainability of building structures.
A prominent aspect of work in the school is that of practice-led research. This has led to a series of very highly acclaimed built designs which, in developing sustainability principles, have won a number of awards pertaining to social inclusion, environmental performance and aesthetic design.
The theme has produced a wide range of outputs, notable for the fact that they include practice-based research, often contributing to or complemented by published articles.
The Housing Research & Practice Unit provides a platform for much of the theme's research, including Professor Deveci’s research-based architectural practice.
Other research projects since 2008 include:
- KTP (Grampian Housing Association)
- CIC Start (collaborative project)
- Scottish Enterprise passivehaus study
Previous projects include:
An architectural design & research laboratory based within the Scott Sutherland School.
Amar is a Lecturer whose research interests include energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD and virtual reality.
Gokay Deveci is Professor of Architecture at the Scott Sutherland School and has an international reputation for his expertise in affordable and sustainable low energy housing.
Michael is Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Surveying
Tahar is Programme Leader for all Undergraduate courses; Architecture, Architectural Technology, Construction Management and Surveying and Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology.
Jonathan is Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology.
Professor Strachan’s main area of expertise is on the subject of energy policy, oil and gas management and renewables.
David is a Lecturer in Architecture whose research interests include the history & theory of architecture, contemporary Spanish architecture and 20th century parliamentary architecture.
Research into laterite as a construction material with high potentiality for sustainable construction in Nigeria.
Researching the exploitation of energy use through conservation of identity in the sustainable interior architect.
Theorizing social interaction and its implication on designing residential developments in UK.
Daniel is a Lecturer in Building Surveying at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment.
Research-based practice within architectural design.
- Leanne Townsend
- Tony Craig
- Jonathan Scott
- Eileen Smith