The following PGR students successfully defended their theses during the academic year 2020-21:
Thesis: ‘An Affordable Nearly-Zero-Energy Townhouse Prototype for China’s Future Low-Carbon Housing: Real-case Validation in the Suburban Area of Xi’an City’
Supervisors: Prof. Phillip Jones & Dr Vicki Stevenson
Thesis: ‘Applying Vernacular Design Principles of Iraqi Residential Buildings as an Approach to Low Energy Design: Baghdad as a case study’
Supervisors: Dr Julie Gwilliam & Dr Vicki Stevenson
Thesis: ‘Enabling the integration of energy improvements into mainstream home repair, maintenance and improvement practice in the UK’.
Primary Supervisor: Dr Julie Gwilliam
Co-supervisors: Dr Simon Lannon & Prof Malcolm Eames
Thesis: ‘Robotic Assisted Design: A study of key human factors influencing team fluency in human‐robot collaborative design processes’
Primary Supervisor: Dr Wassim Jabi
Thesis: ‘Exploring Transition Toward Independent Learning: Student Experiences in the First Year of Architecture School’
Primary Supervisor: Dr Andrew Roberts
Thesis: ‘Urban fabrics as a tool of urban performance mitigation: Algorithmic approach for bridging building geometry with urban performance optimization’
Supervisors: Dr Simon Lannon & Dr Wassim Jabi
A big thank you to the supervisory teams and all those that offered support, including viva chairs; internal examiners; interim and annual review panel members; the research office, as well as colleagues and peers that provided critical friendship along the way.