European Alliance for Architecture and Built Environment​

BauHow5 is a European alliance of five leading research intensive European universities in Architecture and the Built Environment. 

The aim of the alliance is to push the boundaries of current practices in pedagogies, research and practice and raise awareness of the value of research and innovation in Architecture and the Built Environment for the wider benefit of society, economy and cultural life. BauHow5 Partners are The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment of the University College London, the School of Architecture of Chalmers University of Technology, the Department of Architecture of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, the Department of Architecture of the Technical University of Munich and BK Bouwkunde of Delft University of Technology.

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Much of the quality of life and social cohesion of cities and regions depends on the way that architects, planners, urban designers and landscape architects provide spaces for communities to live and work in.

The collaborative work of all stakeholders involved in the process of designing, developing and producing architecture and urban or regional spaces as well as the use of building materials and processes has wide-spread and long-term effects on the economic, sociological, environmental and cultural conditions of European cities and regions. Given the complexity and urgency of these interrelations, the BauHow5 alliance aims to promote innovation in architectural research and practice, to enable a dynamic exchange and to increase cross-border collaboration between those involved in research, development, education, business and policy-making, as well as to increase the impact of architectural research and entrepreneurship for the wider benefit of the economy, society and cultural life. It also wants to foster career development both in academia and in practice by providing necessary skill sets for the future of work in architecture. 

Furthermore, it intends to have a lasting impact upon policies for built environment research and innovation, the quality of research-based education in the field, and the establishment of local, regional and transnational partnerships between higher education institutions and various stakeholders.