Rosslyn Chapel, a Category A listed building dating back to 1446, gained worldwide fame in the Da Vinci Code.  The images revealed are from a project developed by Historic Scotland and School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art, to survey and interpret heritage structures, creating the definitive 3D record of the architecture down to the millimetre.

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Research is pivotal in the creative development of the GSA. It is the sphere in which staff and students share and exchange ideas, knowledge and interests.

The Glasgow School of Art is one of the UK’s largest concentrations of researchers in the visual creative disciplines. At the last Research Excellence Framework assessment exercise, 61% of GSA’s research overall was recognised as world-leading or internationally recognised.

As a prospective research partner, commercial partner or research student, you will engage with these world-leading academics and find the GSA an immensely stimulating place - a creative hothouse where new ideas are always encouraged and developed through learning, teaching and research which is studio based, face to face, professionally relevant and socially engaged.

Much of this activity is undertaken within our specialist research centres, which range in size and scale from the School of Simulation and Visualisation, our most established research centre based at Scotland's Digital Media Campus at Pacific Quay to the newly launched Innovation School, promoting economic growth through design thinking.