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CASRU has its first PhD student.

Mr Ruidong Chang, a graduate from North China Electric Power University, is the first student who will be pursuing PhD studies within this research unit at the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

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Sustainable Water Management: Learning from Indigenous Communities

PhD project by Dr Namrata P. Joshi-Vishwasrao Namrata’s thesis, Sustainable Water Management: Learning from Indigenous Communities in India focuses on co- management systems, institutional structures and Indigenous knowledge. This study involved comprehensive research on international policies regarding managing water in an ecologically sustainable manner by adopting a co-management approach, engaging Indigenous people and their traditional […]

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Earthship Architecture: Thermal Performance and Life Cycle Assessment

PhD project by Martin Freney Martin’s research aims to quantify the environmental impacts of the Earthship, an autonomous housing concept built substantially from waste products such as old car tyres, compared with other forms of housing. In particular, Martin is interested in wall construction, however other areas of interest are the autonomous systems such as […]

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Analysing the Environmental Performance of Commercial Office Buildings

PhD project by Vanessa Menadue Current research analyses the environmental performance of commercial office buildings given the current rise in market demand for ‘green’ design. The term ‘green building’ is intended to mean a building that is designed, constructed and operated with the specific objectives of efficient use of resources and reducing negative impact on […]

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An Investigation of the ‘Sustainability’ Expectations of the Architecture of School Buildings from Design to Occupancy

PhD project by Linda Pearce Linda is a registered architect, with additional qualifications and experience in engineering and business BE(Hons) BArch(Hons) Adel MBA Warw]. She is currently on a practice career break. Her main architectural interest is learning space design. Her research interests include: Strategic design decision processes in the context of real world challenges […]

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