Research activities at Umeå School of Architecture have various nature and span across a the complex discipline of architecture. Such activities share a scope: expanding the practice of architecture beyond its more traditional academic boundaries, towards experimenting with its relevance and ability to intervene in tackling complex societal challenges.  

Research mainly is carried out through education and through design. The activities that are led to cultivate a rich research environment, act on different levels: students are educated towards design research along their bachelor, master and postgraduate career. We participate to research endeavours with different kind of national and international actors: academia, institutes, private, public and non-governmental sector.

We collaborate with national and international research network, such as the ARENA network and the Swedish Research School ResArc.

Our projects cover the span that goes from applied research to basic research and their duration and depths varies according to their goals and deliverables.