Welsh School of Architecture staff

Dr Vicki Stevenson

WEST Project Manager
Dr Vicki Stevenson
Research Group Architectural Science Group
Address Bute Building,
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB
Email stevensonv@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone 029 2087 0927
Fax 029 2087 0463



As Project Manager for WEST, Vicki is responsible for co-ordinating partner activities to ensure that the training delivered by WEST is collaborative, complementary and communicates the research carried out during the LCRI Convergence Energy Research Programme.

Research interests

Broad interest in energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources relating to the built environment. This includes:

  • The embodied energy and sustainability of construction materials
  • The potential of hydrogen as a sustainable energy vector
  • The application of solar thermal fa├žades
Teaching profile



  • Sustainable materials
  • Alternative construction materials
  • Carbon footprints and Embodied energy

MSc supervision

  • Thermal mass
  • Biomass
  • Heat pumps
  • Sustainability codes
  • Zero/ low carbon buildings
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social sustainability
  • Embodied energy and carbon in construction
  • Industrial building refurbishment

PhD Supervision

  • Technological Innovation Systems - hydrogen from waste
  • Low carbon transformation of rural settlements in Guangdong Province, China
  • The architectural and environmental integration of transpired solar thermal in commercial and residential building envelopes

Previous Projects:

  • 2011-2013: Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED)
  • 2009-2013: Delivery of Sustainable Hydrogen (EPSRC SUPERGEN XIV)
  • 2008-2013: Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI)
  • 2006-2008: Sustainable Environmental Improvements in the Commercial Sector
External activities

Vice Chair and Membership & Education Officer for South West and South Wales branch of Energy Institute Women into Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE) in Wales Committee Member (Chair 2009-2012)