Poster RPG Admission 2324The PhD programme in Architecture is a four-year research degree offering independent research in architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism.

It is intended for persons who wish to enter teaching and advanced research careers with a commitment to make an original contribution to the field. The programme places emphasis on originality, significance, and methodology in topics engaging pertinent issues in Asia and China, as well as important intersections with international and cross-cultural contexts.

Major research expertise within the Department includes but is not limited to the following:

  • History and theory of architecture, urbanism, and habitation;
  • Urbanism with attention on high-density, compact cities, housing research, and design methods;
  • Architectural and sustainable technologies;
  • Analysis and development of buildings, landscapes, and regions with a focus on social, cultural, economic, technological, ecological, and infrastructural systems;
  • Built environment and urban landscape for public health and well-being; and
  • Geospatial technology for built and natural environment and human-environment spatiotemporal interaction.

For more information about ongoing research initiatives within the Department, please see our Faculty’s list of research centres as well as the research pages of individual Faculty members in the Department of Architecture and the Division of Landscape Architecture.

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