DeDICaTE: Digital Design and Communities
We undertake a wide range of activities concerning digitisation of our constituent professions and industries, and the manner in which digital tools can aid collaboration and participation.
The group is multi-disciplinary and based within the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment. We undertake a wide range of activities concerning digitisation of our constituent professions and industries, and the manner in which digital tools can aid collaboration and participation. We have a strong track record of undertaking funded research, delivering high quality teaching at all levels, and engaging in collaborative work with industrial partners.
Current and future work
Our group is currently engaged in teaching, research and commercial activity which represents state of the art technology, and the cutting edge of practice. This includes our teaching at undergraduate level (including BIM), postgraduate study in Management and BIM, and study towards PhDs. The group has expertise in design development, professional collaboration, public participation and digital modelling. Our current and recent research activity includes work funded by the EU (H2020), Scottish Local Authorities, RCUK and Scottish strategic authorities.
We regularly present our work in public forums, including conferences and public lectures, and we have strong links with both industry and government. We regard this triple helix of academia - industry - government to be extremely valuable, and it informs much of our strategy and ethos.
The School has recently invested in further cutting edge digital tools, including high-definition laser scanning and VR equipment. This complements existing capability, including the opportunities which come through collaboration with colleagues in Engineering, Computing and Art.
Current research (since 2008)
- Faroes - Virtual Heritage modelling
- Urban Connections
- Understanding Future Environments
- Greening the Campus
Amar is a Lecturer whose research interests include energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD and virtual reality.
Theo is Learning Excellence Leader for the School and lectures in Architecture and Architectural Technology modules.
David Gray is a Professor of Transport Policy at RGU.
Tahar is Programme Leader for all Undergraduate courses; Architecture, Architectural Technology, Construction Management and Surveying and Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology.
Richard Laing, Professor of Built Environment Visualisation at the Scott Sutherland School, has research interests in built environment visualisation, conservation, sustainable urban design & building information modelling.
Huda is a part time Lecturer in Architectural Technology and acts as School Research Degree Coordinator. Her research interests are mainly focused on the impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) and Information Technology (IT) on the conceptual phase of design, visual thinking and decision making.
Dr Zaman, Course Leader, BSc Construction Management and Lecturer in Urban Design at the Scott Sutherland School researches urbanism in Scottish and Asian cities. He also conducts the ‘place making with children and the community’ research project.
My research seeks to develop an approach through which those actual and intrinsic built architectural elements, which define significance in a historic building, can be identified. This significance is vital, as it will form the basis for any prospective development.
- James Harty
- Huda Salman
- Niels Barrett
- Carlos Galan Diaz
- KK Lo
- Anne Marie Davies
- Richard Laing