Welcome to the School of Architecture and the Built Environment
The School of Architecture and the Built Environment, ABE (Skolan för Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad) is one of ten schools at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Our research and educational program regards the future of our societies; how cities, buildings and infrastructure will be designed and built, how institutions and regulatory systems should be developed to produce a good living environment, and how to provide good development conditions for business.
ABE is unique among KTH’s schools in that we work with both the natural sciences and technology and with the social sciences and the humanities. The ABE School is also noted for its excellent contacts within research, business and the public sector, a strong tradition of contract education, and continual and well-organized contacts with professional organizations about the content and development of our educational programs.
The ABE School is comprised of seven departments and six centers for advanced research, many led by internationally renowned scientists. The School has about 2200 undergraduate and 300 graduate students studying everything from architecture, civil and architectural engineering, and land and water resources engineering to philosophy, economics and planning.