Sidney Fellow builds a sustainable future

Sidney Fellow Michael Ramage part of Leverhulme grant team exploring the use of natural materials in building design.

With colleagues in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Plant Sciences, Sidney Fellow in Architecture Michael Ramage is celebrating having been awarded a £1.75 million Leverhulme Trust grant to research and develop the use of natural materials in building design.

The grant will involve collaborative research into the potential use of plant-based natural materials to help improve environmentally sustainable building design. 

You can read more about the project by visiting the Research section of the University of Cambridge website.

A report on the willow bridge project at Cow Hollow Wood (pictured right) can be found in the College Life section of the Sidney Sussex website.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2014.

For further information please contact the Fellow Communications Officer, Dr Tom Lambert (FellowCommunicationsOfficer@sid.cam.ac.uk)

News item posted Sunday, 3rd May 2015

  • Willow bridge at Cow Hollow Wood, from a previous project involving Michael Ramage (MHR)
  • Willow bridge at Cow Hollow Wood, from a previous project involving Michael Ramage (MHR)