Technical Studies

Fritz Haller, SBB Training HQ-plant room, photograph Will Mclean

The Technical Studies Group consists of scholars and practitioners in the fields of architecture and engineering engaged in the implementation and study of the technologies of architecture.  Specific areas of identified interest include a-typical construction technologies, the innovative and efficient use of materials, human comfort and the environmental envelope, systems building design, computational tools in architecture, interaction design in the built environment, day-lighting and acoustics. Research outputs include authored and edited books, regular journal and magazine articles and on-going practice driven research into the history and on-going technological development of architecture. Each year, the open Technical Studies Lecture Series invites and documents talks from leading thinkers and practitioners in architecture, engineering and related disciplines, augmented with demonstrative student and public workshops.

For further information contact Will McLean

Research in the Department of Architecture, University of Westminster