PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: PROFESSOR MARIALENA NIKOLOPOULOU
The programme promotes a cross-disciplinary approach in sustainable architecture, bridging the traditional boundaries between humanities and the sciences, research and practice. The content ranges from the development of design skills and the technical and scientific understanding required to develop sustainable solutions for new and existing technologies, to a crucial exploration of the historical and cultural context of sustainability and environmental design.
Our students develop strong external links. Choosing to study, monitor and evaluate thermal comfort conditions and energy performance in different buildings, this year they reached out across the campus, the University for Creative Arts, as well as TP Bennett, monitoring their state-of-the-art Passivhaus building in Maidstone.
Finally, the programme enhances strong analytical research skills and we are thrilled to see dissertations from last year's cohort submitted in major international conferences this year, such as the Windsor Conference on Thermal Comfort as well as The Passive and Low Energy Architecture.