Arctic architecture and environmental adaptation

The tenure track position “arctic architecture and environmental adaptation” will strengthen the ArcI research area “Sustainable systems, resource use and development”. This research covers a broad set of expertise that is needed to provide sustainable solutions for urbanisation, infrastructure, water and environmental protection, human health and good quality of life. The current research also includes a strong focus on sustainable use of Northern natural resources, sustainable winter cities, urban infrastructure (such as intelligent lighting, transport systems) and massive-wood architecture, mineral resources and biomasses utilisation, and participatory action studies and Arctic culture. Research methods include for example analysis of the past solutions, process and product development with the industry and research by design, which offers possibilities in modelling future solutions of built environment and urban structure.

The research in “arctic architecture and environmental adaptation” should integrate science across disciplines to support land use planning, building and infrastructure design and to consider future risks for environment and the society by linking multidisciplinary environmental and cultural studies, policy-making and design research. The position will be based at the Oulu School of Architecture, Faculty of Technology at University of Oulu.