The Bartlett School of Architecture



Research at The Bartlett School of Architecture extends the boundaries of our current knowledge, and designs our world of the future.

Our cross-disciplinary approach intertwines methodologies and expands architectural research to reach other fields in the arts and humanities, social and environmental sciences, and technology, in collaboration with partners from across UCL, practice and industry, and other UK institutions.

Our research addresses themes and challenges essential to understanding our changing built environment and building the future:

Losing Myself, overlapping drawings, Níall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou, 2016

Interdisciplinary Design Practice

Design research is the means by which we discover not only the world that exists, but the world that is possible in the future.

Image: CJ Lim

Sustainable Urbanism and Landscape

These projects tackle issues including sanitation, food resources, colonialism and postcolonialism, disputed and conflicted regions and globalisation.


Building for Wellbeing

This research examines the wide range of effects architecture has on quality of life.

Playing the Picturesque, Luke Pearson and Sandra Youkhana

Computation and Craft Technologies

Research in this field develops technology that expands the traditions of making and proposes novel ways it may be used.

Penelope Haralambidou, City of Ladies, 2020–22

Histories and Theories of Architecture

Our history and theory research addresses historical, theoretical, and critical issues in architecture that impact design, technology, pedagogy and professional practice.

Various Bartlett Books from 2016/17


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Key staff

In the UK’s latest Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2021), The Bartlett Faculty was ranked first for Research Power, with 91% of research submitted deemed ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent'.