Centres

Research centres in the School provide a focus for the range of different research themes.

Staff may be affiliated to one or more centres, which allows them the flexibility to pursue a range of interests and maximise interdisciplinary working. The diverse range of centres reflects the varied interests and achievements of staff.


Centre for Research in the Built Environment (CRiBE)

The Centre for Research in the Built Environment is part of the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University. Its primary aim is the effective and sustainable design, construction and operation of the built environment.


Design Research Unit Wales (DRUw)

Design Research Unit Wales (DRUw)

The Design Research Unit has been established to implement architectural, urban design and landscape projects from the position of research.


Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI)

Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI)

The Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) is a virtual organisation set up in 2008 with initial funding support from the Higher Education Funding Council of Wales (HEFCW).


Practice, Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture (PRASADA)

Practice, Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture (PRASADA)

PRASADA is an established centre for studying the architectural traditions of South Asia and its Diaspora.


Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SuDoBE)

Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SuDoBE)

Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SuDoBE) is based in the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) at Cardiff University. The Centre was established in 2007 with the appointment of its Director, Professor Chris Tweed.