Dr Julie Gwilliam MA(Cantab), BArch, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Email:
gwilliamja@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5977
Location:
2.34B, Bute Building
Research group:
Architectural Science Group

Responsibilities

MSc teaching – Holistic Sustainability
MA teaching – Research Methods and Techniques
MArch Dissertation supervisor
MSc Dissertation supervisor

Higher degree (PhD / MPhil) supervision

Board of Studies member

External activities

Peer reviewer for several academic journals

Other information

WEST
The Welsh Energy Sector Training Project was a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional project that developed and delivered pilot training modules arising from both industry need and research project outcomes from the allied LCRi Convergence Energy Programme. Courses were be delivered using a variety of methods to suit industry needs.

BEST
The Built Environment Sustainability Training Programme aimed to develop and pilot strategic training to support people working with the sustainable energy and built environment sectors including architects, engineers, craftspeople and skilled workers. The Programme supported by ESF funding promoted the development of the existing workforce, and enabled the delivery of the Welsh Governments aspirations towards sustainable development.

‘Evaluating Sustainable Design in Stirling Prize Winning Buildings and their Architects”

A CUROP funded project that intends to explore and evaluate aspects of holistic sustainability as manifest in the winners of the Stirling Prize over the past 21 years, considering both building and architect.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/architecture/news-items/curop-opportunity-at-the-welsh-school-of-architecture/

Research interests

Julie’s interests in recent years have focused on the role of education and continuing professional development in the delivery of a transition towards sustainable development; the study and teaching of environmental design and sustainability as applied to the built environment.
She is also interested in the social production of buildings, collaborative practices, the investigation of professional working practices in the delivery of built environment sustainability.
She is currently focussing on an emerging piece of research to understand what is required in terms of leadership from built environment professions in order to enable transition towards holistic sustainable practices and a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future.

As a first phase of this work she is undertaking a piece of work to “Evaluate Sustainable Design in Stirling Prize Winning Buildings and their Architects” which intends to explore and evaluate aspects of holistic sustainability as manifest in the winners of the Stirling Prize over the past 21 years, considering both building and architect. As such this project will provide an excellent opportunity to develop an intimate familiarity with some of the most iconic buildings of the past two decades.


Research projects

Research supervisor

Main expertise

Sustainability in the Built Environment.

Supervision experience

3 PhD and 2 MPhil to completion; currently supervising 5 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider all architectural sustainability and environmental design topics, especially those in the context of furthering the understanding of what is required in terms of leadership from built environment professions in order to enable transition towards holistic sustainable practices and a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future.

Teaching profile

Module leader:

  • Earth and Society: core module to the suite of three MSc courses
  • Research Methods and Techniques – MA Urban Design

Dissertation supervisor:

  • PhD, MPhil, MSc & MAUD schemes

Past teaching responsibilities included:

Leader for 10 years of the MSc in Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design.

  • Including delivery of 3 Specialist modules for the MSc TPSD
    • Sustainable Building Module
    • Building Procurement and Performance Module
    • Sustainable Design Practice Module