Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA)

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA) supports collaborative research crossing the boundaries between:

  • architectural history and theory
  • contemporary design and urbanism
  • archaeology and conservation
  • digital technologies
  • design management
  • integrated design and practice.

Our academics hold Visiting Professorships at universities around the world. We have a strong track record of invited keynote presentations at international conferences, and are engaged in public dissemination via exhibitions and events. We are also involved in a variety of externally funded projects.

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Water Engineering & Materials Science
Sustainable development Engineering & Materials Science
Stadiums Engineering & Materials Science
Geometry Engineering & Materials Science
Structural design Engineering & Materials Science
Reinforced concrete Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Forms (concrete) Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2013 2022

Research Output 1980 2019

Adaptive solution of truss layout optimization problems with global stability constraints

Weldeyesus, A., Gondzio, J., He, L., Gilbert, M., Shepherd, P. & Tyas, A., 14 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A new conceptual design optimization tool for frame structures

He, L., Gilbert, M., Shepherd, P., Ye, J., Koronaki, A., Fairclough, H., Davison, B., Tyas, A., Gondzio, J. & Weldeyesus, A., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

A triangular grid generation and optimization framework for the design of free-form gridshells

Wang, Q., Ye, J., Wu, H., Gao, B. Q. & Shepherd, P., 6 May 2019, In : CAD Computer Aided Design. 113, p. 96-113 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Dataset for the effective length of columns in multi-storey frames

Webber, A. (Creator), Orr, J. (Creator), Shepherd, P. (Creator), Crothers, K. (Creator), University of Bath, 12 Aug 2015


Student theses

A Framework for Learning: Typology and the Design Studio

Author: Grover, R., 23 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Emmitt, S. (Supervisor) & Copping, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil


Architecture, power and ritual in Scottish town halls, 1833-1973

Author: O'Connor, S., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Proctor, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


A Temperature Controlled Semi-active Tuned Mass Damper using Shape Memory Alloy for Vibration Reduction Applications

Author: Huang, H., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Chang, W. (Supervisor) & Williams, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD