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Department of Architecture



                                                  The Martin Centre



The Martin Centre was founded by Professor Sir Leslie Martin in 1967 as the Centre for Land Use and Built Form Studies, and formally became The Martin Centre in 1974.

For over fifty years the Martin Centre has been one of the leading architectural research units in Britain, renowned particularly for its ground-breaking quantitive research, with over five decades of successful research for government and industry, both nationally and internationally.

Today, the Martin Centre stands us a beacon of architectural research excellence. With a rich legacy of innovative work, the centre continues to push the boundaries of knowledge and practice in the field of architecture. Its research projects, funded by research councils, surpass £10 million, providing ample resources to tackle pressing societal and environmental challenges.

The Martin Centre maintains a vibrant collaborative environment, engaging with departments within the University of Cambridge and forging partnerships with institutions across the globe. The Martin Centre currently hosts two broad research strands which binds the interdisciplinary research groups: