Architecture at Queens defines research in both an idealistic and a pragmatic way: we value research by the following criteria:
 Societal impact
 Applicability for submission for the REF
All research in Architecture concerns itself with the idea of ‘design’ and making – the fundamental processes of the profession. This process is manifest in three different ways:
Research by Design - this is the use of design as a tool to create scenarios for futures testing;
Research in Design - this is research into design intent as a process from concept to construction (includes project management)
Research about Design - which is a study of the extant through historical or urban studies
Architecture at Queens supports each research methodology equally and support is given on a qualitative assessment of the above criteria [1..4]. Because of this, Architecture has built its research themes around the scale and focus of the work rather than the methodology of research. This creates multi-methodological clusters, that create synergies in specific areas of research.
We focus on three diverse research areas:
These are investigated with the above processes of research.
This creates an interdisciplinary synergy with other specialisms, such as Planning, Civil and Structural Engineering, Geography, Sonic Arts and Education.
(image: biosphere, see staff research Gregg Keeffe)