Research Overview

The School of Design and Environment (SDE) aims to achieve research excellence through cutting edge and focused research.

The School conducts interdisciplinary research in the following areas:


  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Asian Cities
  • Indoor Environment and Energy
  • Building System and Diagnostics
  • Construction Management and Economics
  • International Real Estate
  • Asian Modernity
  • Corporate & Securitized Real Estate

The key operational principle underpinning the School's research efforts is "integration". Particular emphasis is directed towards the development and delivery of integrated and high performance buildings throughout the entire building delivery process involving planning, design, construction, maintenance and management.

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