Outstanding service of Northumbria Professor recognised with international award
The European Council for Computing in Construction (EC3) has bestowed a prestigious honour on Northumbria University’s Professor Mohamad Kassem.
EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?
Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.
EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools and gyms. Dr Tara Hipwood, lecturer in architecture at Northumbria University, suggests that changes in commuting or work habits will prompt a fundamental shift in what people perceive as priority features in the home, with outdoor space and a home office high up the list.
University and TV architect join forces to develop new homes of the future
The ways that homes are designed and built in the future could be completely transformed, thanks to a new agreement between Northumbria University and the renowned architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke. The University will work with Clarke’s charity, the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE), to drive innovation in designing and delivering homes for the future.
EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now
Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Lecturer in Real Estate Economics and Property Development, and Paul Michael Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration, both at Northumbria University, discuss real estate in relation to climate change.
How to design and build better green environments in our towns and cities
The latest edition of the influential journal Town & Country Planning has been edited by a leading Environmental expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys
Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.
From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes
A Northumbria graduate’s ideas to breathe new life into a former hospital have won a prestigious national design award.
Global award for engineer with vegan vision
A talented PhD student from Northumbria University, Newcastle has won a major international award for his vision to create vegan-friendly buildings made of natural materials, such as mushrooms.
Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills
People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new international study involving Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Northumbria graduate awarded top architectural prize
A Northumbria graduate, who has carried out unique research exploring the relationship between place and architectural design through extensive walked enquiry into the landscape, has been awarded one of the architecture profession’s most prestigious student prizes.
A new, world-class home for Northumbria University's flagship Architecture degrees
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has unveiled its stunning vision of a world-class new home for its flagship Architecture degrees.
Architecture students celebrate award success
The innovative work of two Northumbria University Architecture students has been recognised at the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North East Student Awards.
Northumbria University student’s work installed at Gibside
A new contemporary structure based on a design by a Northumbria University Interior Architecture student has been installed in the National Trust’s Gibside in Tyne and Wear.
Northumbria students see designs come to life
A Northumbria architecture graduate has collaborated with staff and students at the University to develop homes on a North East site believed to be too challenging to build on.
EXPERT COMMENT: How to embrace urban living, but avoid an apocalypse
Paul Jones, Professor of Architecture at Northumbria, writes about the future of cities for The Conversation.