FCBStudios Managing Partner, Ian Taylor has joined UCL IEDE as Visiting Professor of Environmental Design and Architecture.
UCL IEDE pursues a deeper understanding of the interactions between the built environment and health, human wellbeing, productivity, energy use and climate change and is part of the Bartlett UCL's global faculty of the built environment.
Ian has lectured and supported research within the department since 2005. For the past ten years, he has been involved with the MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering at UCL and has led FCBStudios joint research projects with UCL. He has been instrumental in the creation and development of the recently launched MEng in Engineering and Architectural Design and continues to proactively advise on the evolution of courses to ensure they continue to meet the needs of a future environmentally challenged society. He has an ambition to establish cross-disciplinary research links and a potential new research project in the next five year period, involving architectural, building services, acoustics, spatial perception, and structural disciplines, with potential links with the Universities of Cambridge, Bath and Harvard.
Ian Taylor said “Current climate predictions on the impact of world carbon emissions demonstrate the serious threat to our future way of life and the comfortable occupation of buildings. There are imperative changes needed to try to avert the most serious consequences: for example we need to improve the performance of existing UK homes that will still constitute 85% of the total in use in 2050, and for new build, with a construction cycle of three years from brief to occupation, we only have four end-to-end opportunities to learn how to address these changes by 2030. I look forward to continuing research with The Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) and supporting the new MEng Architectural and Engineering Design course run collaboratively with the Bartlett School of Architecture and UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) which offers students opportunities to help address the issues ahead.”
Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett said “I’m very excited that Ian Taylor is joining us at The Bartlett as visiting professor. The Bartlett has had a long association with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios). and values the engagement with the practice. Ian’s experience will be a tremendous value to both the staff and students at UCL’s Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering.”