The Section for Civil and Architectural Engineering brings together an international team of researchers and educators with different academic and professional backgrounds, with the common goal to advance our understanding of the built environment.
We develop and teach from a position of deep technical expertise on a physical scale ranging from urban systems to material microstructures. Our work acts upon global policies and national technical standards.
Design and design thinking inform our research and education following the philosophy of total design. This was an idea put forward and practiced by the Danish and English engineer Ove Nyquist Arup. In his Key Speech from 1970, he explained total design as an ambition for building designers with different expertises to work closely together to produce results that are more than the sum of their parts.
The section can be found on the first floor of the TEK building on the Odense campus of SDU. We also have a presence in BLOXHUB in central Copenhagen.