MSc ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Dr Rosa Schiano-Phan
In the academic year 2020/21, the Architecture and Environmental Design MSc, having started in January and moved online, focused on the investigation of the environmental performance of work and live environments during the pandemic. Thanks to the QHT Online Learning Experience fund 2020, the students were included in an unprecedented experiment, called ‘Sensing the Changing Environment’, involving the simultaneous environmental monitoring and analysis of their own residences around world. This study will lead to the semester 2 design brief on ‘Designing for the Changing Environment in the times of the Pandemic’ started in May 2021. Proposals for the complete re-imagination of the studied sites will be offered by the students with attention to the compounding requirements of a post-pandemic society, climate change and resources conservation.
The course successfully continues the Collaborative Thesis Programme with Industry and the BREEAM Approved Graduate course, while gaining Learning Affiliate status with the Energy Institute. These initiatives have led to joint publications and employment opportunities for our students.
Special thanks: Christian Dimbleby (Architype), Catherine Harrington (Architype), Dean Hawkes,
Phil McIlwain (Westminster Council), Andrew Moore (Hilson Moran), Filomena Russo.
Student names: Amal Breika, Anastasiia Babenko, Cynthia Espinola Cano, Dagyeong Kang, Dalia Safar, Dhrumil Patel, Diana Criollo Guaman, Edlira Kraja, Ezgi Ercan, Gaelle Letort, Genievee Tapia, Gursharan Randhawa, Iyad El-Beaini, Liam Rollings, Maria Angiulli, Maria Makhlouf, Marie Haase, Megha Menon, Sarumela Vijaiyalan, Sylvia Segovia Franco, Uzma Shaikh, Wei Gao, Zain Shaikh.