Architecture, Culture and Tectonics Research Group
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The Architecture, Culture and Tectonics (ACT) research group was formed in 2015 through the merger of two existing research groups - Architectural Humanities and Architecture and Tectonics, building on a strong research culture in architecture stretching back over several decades.

Three broad areas of research are now carried out within ACT, each coordinated by a senior member of staff:


Architecture, Culture and Tectonics

Sustainable Research Building (SRB), Department of Architecture
  • Culture ( Jonathan Hale) – including architectural humanities, history, theory, and urbanism
  • Tectonics ( Paolo Beccarelli) – including experimental structures, materials and digital fabrication
  • Design ( Dik Jarman) – including design, live projects and practice-led research



 View our video to find out about life in the ACT research group

Dr Jonathan Hale talking about the Architecture, Culture and Tectontics Research Group and student facilities within the department.


Architecture, Culture and Tectonics

The University of Nottingham
Faculty of Engineering
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 82 32502

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