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Innovative Design Lab (IDL)

Director: Prof Tzortzopoulos

IDL is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Huddersfield.

IDL conducts theory based and applied research into design, and the built environment, pushing the impact of design thinking and practice to new areas. It cuts across the areas of architectural design, construction management, interior design, new product development, digital technologies, engineering, social sciences and healthcare.

Our research focuses on solving real world problems through design innovation, mobilising the underlying theories as well as the enabling processes and technologies needed to deliver value to users and the society at large.

We work closely with diverse public and private sector organisations to propose novel solutions to design challenges and project based problems.

We offer Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes that are future focused and informed by the state of the art in research and practice


Held from 11 -12 Feb, KoskelaFest celebrated 25 years of Prof Lauri Koskela’s work in Lean Construction, with workshops, round table discussions and speakers examining breakthroughs and developments in the movement over the last 25 years. This video explores the work and legacy of Prof Lauri Koskela's career.