REF 2014 - Research excellence continues to grow

The School of Architecture has achieved excellent results in REF 2014.

The results show that 97% of our research has been judged as being internationally recognised and 69% ‘world leading quality’ or ‘internationally excellent’. These are marked improvements in comparison to the 2008 RAE results showing a 17% rise in the internationally recognised category and an improvement of 29% in the world leading and internationally excellent categories.

The 2014 results reconfirm our position in terms of research power and impact.

Read more on the University’s REF 2014 performance on the dedicated webpages at —

Building our understanding of light steel framing

Professor Ray Ogden and his team at Oxford Brookes have been responsible for a major research programme focusing on the development of light steel construction technology.

Major industry funding in conjunction with EU support has facilitated a detailed understanding of the technology and various demonstration projects including the then largest light steel framed building in Europe, constructed at the University. The results of the work have been adopted by industry to innovate novel construction solutions. As a consequence, light steel framing is now the favoured method of construction across the entire modular off-site buildings sector and in other mass market construction applications.

The value of the market that has emerged in the UK during the census period is estimated to be £78 million per annum. More...

Read more about the full Impact Case Study on RADAR.

Further information on Professor Ray Ogden can be found on his profile page.


Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development

Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD)

Internationally excellent research and consultancy from Oxford Brookes University's sustainable development institute


Dr Marcel Vellinga
School of Architecture
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus,
Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP