SPACE Studies announces Dr Paola Sassi (Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Oxford Brookes University) as a Keynote Speaker at SPACE International Conferences 2018 on Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Urban Design which will be held on 28-29 April 2018 in London.
Dr. Paola Sassi teaches and undertakes research at Oxford Brookes University and the Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development. Previously she taught at the University of Nottingham, Cardiff University and the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, Wales. She has more than 30 years of architectural practice experience and as partner of Sassi Chamberlain Architects was responsible for a number of shortlisted and winning designs competitions and experimental developments including two ultra-low energy closed loop material cycle flats in Cardiff and a Victorian terrace refurbishment achieving 80% reduction in heating requirements. Paola researches, publishes and has been invited internationally to speak about her work in the field of design for deconstruction and closed loop material cycles, ventilation in ultra-low energy homes and motivations for adopting sustainable lifestyles. She is the author of ‘Strategies for Sustainable Architecture’, runner up in the RIBA International Book Award 2007.