Professor Chris Tweed
BRE Trust Research Chair
Welsh School of Architecture
Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue
Director of the Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (C-SuDOBE)
I have a general interest in environmental design in the built environment, which embraces research into reducing the demand for energy in existing buildings as well as research on the role of built cultural heritage in urban sustainability. These topics entail a better understanding of human interaction with the built environment-from energy systems to urban spaces-which can be developed using affordances and other conceptual tools used in interaction research and experiential design. This interest extends to the development of modelling and assessment tools for sustainable design and specifically how users interact with these. A key aspect of this is information design for sustainability, which seeks to improve communication between different groups of people who can improve the sustainability of the built environment. This research takes place against the backdrop of an enduring interest in the philosophy of technology and how that relates to architecture and the built environment.