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About the Atelier

We are ‘project’ centred – the context of action defining the research trajectories that generate original and relevant architectural propositions.

Our primary research method is ‘design’ - the simulation and spatialisation of environmental systems that support human life in its integrity with larger ecologies on the planet developing over time.

Development ecologies advanced by students are evaluated in a four ‘E’ framework (equity, economy, environment and evolution).

Building ecologies proposed by students are evaluated in a four ‘T’ framework, (topos, typos, tectonic and tempus).

Potential Programme Content (2017)

The 2017-18 academic programme for final year Masters students will include a range of options within defined themes (air, land and water) typified by our engagement with external partners in aviation design and sustainable development in landscape, marine and freshwater settings.

The 2017-18 programme for first year Masters students will include student or open competition briefs focusing on sustainable living and the adaptive re use of historic buildings.

International Links

Study tours are integral to thematic projects and are both negotiable and optional. Study tours routinely include research events and workshops with international partners that support the development of project work.

Partner organizations and practices

Atelier qed works with a wide range of international partners from both academic and professional contexts identified in our annual catalogues.

We have specific links with specialists in sustainable housing and the re use of historic buildings in advance of the new programmes starting in 2017-18 for March Year 1 students.



QED Catalogues

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2015/16 Catalogue
(PDF 109MB)

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2014/15 Catalogue
(PDF 31MB)

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2013/14 Catalogue
(PDF 15MB)

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2012/13 Catalogue
(PDF 14MB)

Atelier Staff

Colin Pugh
Unit Leader

Siobhan Barry
Senior Lecturer

Matt Ault