Two people in shadow standing in front of a rendered rural landscape


The Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA) is an internationally recognised centre for architectural and built environment research. The LSA performed very well in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021): 100% of our research impact is outstanding (4*) or very considerable (3*). 100% of our environment is conducive to generating research that is world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

Image credit: CAVA with the kind permission of Aardman and special thanks to Pathway XR. 

About The waterfront of Liverpool showing the Three Graces, Liverpool museum and the ferry landing stage.


Research within the LSA is structured under the two overarching headings of Architectural Humanities and Environment & Digital Architecture.

Impact A brutalist building with layered concrete louvers on its facade and a tree in front.


International in focus, ambitions, geographical reach and staff base, our research at the Liverpool School of Architecture covers a broad range of research topics.

Research Clusters and Centres Three people standing on a arge paved square. A young man rests on his skateboard, a woman pushes a wheelbarrow as a man carrying a brush and pan looks on. In the background is a modern high rise cityscape.

Research Clusters and Centres

The Liverpool School of Architecture includes two types of research units: Research Clusters and Research Centres.