Sofie Pelsmakers

Sofie Pelsmakers

Lecturer in Environmental Design & Head of Research

Sofie is an architect and environmental designer with more than a decade of hands-on experience designing, building and teaching sustainable architecture, including at the University of East London where she led a masters programme in sustainable design. She finished her doctoral research at the Bartlett, UCL’s faculty of the Built Environment, where she also led a low energy housing retrofit module. I now co-lead the MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies with Aidan Hoggard.

Her PhD was titled “Pre-1919 suspended timber ground floors in the UK: estimating in-situ U-values and heat loss reduction potential of interventions” and she currently undertakes research and consultancy in this area.

Sofie is co-founder of Architecture for Change, a not-for-profit environmental building organisation and author of The Environmental Design Pocketbook. Alongside her research interests, she is interested in environmental context as a generator of architectural design.