Simon has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and for that past year has worked as a graduate civil engineer. During this time, he gained experience in flood risk and SuDS design, green building and climate modelling. He is looking to use his passion for tackling climate change and interest in sustainable architectural techniques to good effect during his PhD research.
Simon’s PhD will focus on developing climate responsive building design hierarchies of strategic decision making to suit different climatic zones, to identify the relative impacts of design and operational decisions in relation to seasonal and diurnal variations in sunlight, temperature, air movement, and precipitation.
The project aims to develop a framework to engage technical and non-technical stakeholders via a mixed methods, participatory approach and identify opportunities for zero carbon and occupant satisfaction. Building modelling software will then be used to test the efficacy of the approach and test energy performance and indoor environment parameters.
PhD Project: Climate Responsive Building Design