Strengthening Architecture and Built Environment Research - SABRE
Research Project, 2018 – 2020

Architecture and Built Environment disciplines have been taught at European universities for over a century. Still the situation bears many of the characteristics of an emerging field of knowledge: it lacks recognition for specific research outputs; it lacks sufficient research funding; it has only recently started to gain acceptance of design as an academic activity; and the esteem of the doctorate title remains comparatively low. A deeper embedding of Architecture and Built Environment research into higher education institutions, as well as outside academia, has therefore not yet been developed sufficiently.
- Enable exchanges between those involved in education, business, policy-making and research & development in the field;
- Establish partnerships for transnational research and innovation partnerships among higher education institutions, industry partners, professional communities, and local as well as regional authorities;
- Raise awareness of the value of research and entrepreneurship in the field for the wider benefit of the economy, society and cultural life;
- Extend role of research outcomes in the field within the marketplace, i.e. creative industries, construction industry, policy-making bodies, government, public and professional bodies, and make them more relevant to research funding organisations;
- Open knowledge and information exchange between researchers in the field at various different stages of development in their careers, both in academia and in practice;
- Expand innovation culture in the field, including improving research infrastructure (facilities, education programmes, equipment, research centres).


Fredrik Nilsson (contact)

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Anna Braide

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Johanna Eriksson

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Göran Lindahl

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Marie Strid

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design


Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Zürich, Switzerland

Technical University of Munich

Muenchen, Germany

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: 2017-1-DE01-KA203-003574
Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2020

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