Find out what industry leaders have said about the Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings MSc and discover the programme's links to industry through our Advisory Group.
A host of influential people from across the built environment sector have given us their views on the Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings MSc. Here is a summary of their thoughts on the programme.
- Dr Anastasia Mylona, Research Manager, Chartered Institution of Building Services
“It is about time we turn to a more human-centric design, focusing on occupant health and wellbeing but without compromising our environment. This change in culture can only be implemented through the education of new engineers. This MSc course is aspiring to equip new engineers with the right skills to face the challenges of the future.
- Sean Lockie, Director - Head of Carbon+Sustainability Services, Faithful+Gould
“We spend over half of lives in buildings and we have little understanding what impact poor air quality is having on our health. The next generation of smartphones will no doubt measure a range of pollutants including; VOC’s, and CO2 levels and other pollutants and this is when this whole debate will get really serious.
- Trevor Keeling CEng MCIBSE WELL AP, Senior Engineer, Buro Happold
“The MSc course content looks like it will provide individuals with a well rounded knowledge of how buildings effect occupants. This is an essential ingredient for approaching design in an imaginative way using first principles. It also provides a conduit to emerging best practice in the building industry.
- Lynne Sullivan OBE, Architect, RIBA - LSA Studio
“I was very excited to learn more about the course content of the proposed MSc - it covers subjects critical to the design of better buildings and cities to support the UN Sustainable Development goal of resilience and sustainability. I have no hesitation in recommending this course of study for architects wishing to develop their knowledge and skills for health and wellbeing of users.
- Ann Marie Aguilar, International Well Building Institute (IWBI), Arup Associates
“As a member of the International WELL Building Institute, I am very privileged to be supporting UCL in the development of the new MSc: Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings. UCL has taken the lead at identifying this gap in education in the built environment and look forward to supporting course work development that impacts the health & wellbeing of the people who occupy our buildings.
- Marylis Ramos, Director, Research & Sustainability, PRP Architects
“The launch of a new course that bridges the gap between the health and built environment sectors presents a very exciting and welcome opportunity to create a new generation of industry practitioners that will challenge existing definitions for sustainable buildings and of how we design our homes and communities.
- Edward Garrod, Principal, UK Head of Sustainability + Integrated Design, Elementa Consulting
“We’re looking to the Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings Msc to nurture a new generation of designers, engineers, analysts and clients who can seize the huge opportunity presented by our renewed focus on wellbeing. Clients increasingly want design teams that truly understand how the built environment impacts health, happiness and productivity. It’s an interdisciplinary challenge requiring new skills and collaboration between industry and academia.We’re looking to the Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings Msc to nurture a new generation of designers, engineers, analysts and clients who can seize the huge opportunity presented by our renewed focus on wellbeing. Clients increasingly want design teams that truly understand how the built environment impacts health, happiness and productivity. It’s an interdisciplinary challenge requiring new skills and collaboration between industry and academia.
The Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings MSc is supported by an Advisory Group of experts from industry, academia and policy.
The group act as a sounding board for the programme to ensure it is academically sound but also relevant to the real world (employers, for example).
Advisory Group members also help with identifying suitable case studies and project ideas for coursework/dissertations, as well as act as guest speakers when possible.
In addition, a selection of Advisory Group members meet the MSc students in dedicated events, through which students will have opportunities to discuss aspects such as ideas for the MSc dissertation, relevant questions to understand different stakeholders’ prospective, and if appropriate showcase coursework for informal feedback and suggestions.
- Advisory Group members
- Ann Marie Aguilar, International Well Being Institute (IWBI) and Arup Associates
- Mel Allwood, Arup
- Ashley Bateson, Hoare Lea
- Derek Clements Croome, University of Reading
- Simon Corbey, Alliance for Sustainable Building Products
- Sani Dimitroulopoulou, Public Health England
- Alan Fogarty, Cundall
- Julie Godefroy, Sustainability Consultancy and the Charted Institution of Buidling Service Engineers (CIBSE)
- Eszter Guláscy, Mott MacDonald
- Jean Hewitt, Buro Happold
- Ines Idzikowski, Foster and Partners
- Trevor Keeling, Buro Happold
- Jade Lewis, Saint Gobain
- Vicky Lockhart, International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
- Sean Lockie, Climate-KIC
- Mark Lumley, Architype
- Nathan Millar, Elementa Consulting
- Chris Pottage, Hoare Lea
- Marylis Ramos, PRP Architect
- Joyce Chan Schoof, UK Parliament
- Dr Clive Shrubsole, Public Health England
- Lynn Sullivan, sustainableBYdesign
- Tom Taylor, Steensen Varming
- Matt Webster, British Land