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Architecture research includes building design, urban and traffic planning, where aesthetics is joined with functional, technical, practical and economic dimensions in relation to people, sustainability, landscape, and the built environment.

We use design and planning methods to deal with the functional, infrastructural, and aesthetic issues pertaining to the built environment and landscape. We work in an interdisciplinary fashion, collaborating with fields such as human work science, history, energy engineering, and musical performance. The architecture group is also responsible for the "urban track" and several courses of the Master of Science in Architectural Engineering.

We investigate issues and develop innovative knowledge that are applicable to the planning processes, urban and building performances, and traffic solutions. The group has a growing portfolio of projects dealing with circular urban and building processes, energy efficiency and positive energy districts, urban health and architecture quality, heritage and urban transformation, and traffic safety and accessibility.

We work together with stakeholders such as the Swedish Transport Administration, Piteå Kommun, Skellefteå Kommun, SWECO, Innovative Living, and Umeå Kommun. Our academic partners work at RISE, Hiroshima University, Uppsala University, and NYIT. Our research is supported by funders such as Formas, Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Authority, and EU-Interreg.