Research platform: Two directions: diverse expertise
Our research platform is largely divided into two tiers: tradition and innovation. The first one, Tradition, explores the theoretical and empirical contexts of architecture and environment through documentary and field-based research. The second one, Innovation, Explores technological advancement in planning and design of the built environment. These two tiers are overlapped and interrelated, and the students can build up their research based on the combined two tiers. Our 20+ PhD staff comprise of diverse expertise ranging from architectural theories, vernacular architecture studies (specializing Thai, Lanna Southeast Asia and Asia), urban studies (urban architecture/urban planning/urban conservation), environmental planning and management (restorative /well-being/healing environments), aging society and universal design, energy conscious and tropical design, building and material technology (bamboo/timber/renewable materials), climate change and disaster management.