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 Angela Ruiz del Portal Sanz Sustainable Design Tutor

Angela Ruiz del Portal Sanz

Sustainable Design Tutor

Sustainable Design Teacher

Email:
ruizdelportala@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
4.11, Friary House, Greyfriars Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AE

Responsibilities

Angela is part of both the Architectural Science Master suite and the MA Urban Design (MAUD) teaching teams. She leads the shared module Earth and Society in the MSc degrees and contributes as tutor in different MAUD modules including Urban Design Foundation, Spring Studio and Research Methods and Techniques. She also supervises MAUD dissertations.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/architecture/courses/postgraduate/

Other information

Angela obtained her Architecture degree from l’Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona in 2004. After 7 years of work experience in practices in Barcelona collaborating in building and urban design projects she moved to UK and achieved her Masters degree in Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design from WSA in 2011. For three years Angela worked as a research assistant on the Welsh Energy Sector Training Project (WEST) as part of the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI). Part of her work was the development and delivery of courses in relation to the Low Carbon Built Environment such as ‘Welsh Timber in Building Construction’ or ‘Low Carbon Building Principles’. In 2015 Angela changed roles to focus on teaching activities. Angela is a member of the French NGO Les Ateliers www.ateliers.org

Angela obtained her Architecture degree from l’Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona in 2004. After 7 years of work experience in practices in Barcelona collaborating in building and urban design projects she moved to UK and achieved her Masters degree in Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design from WSA in 2011. For three years Angela worked as a research assistant on the Welsh Energy Sector Training Project (WEST) as part of the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI). Part of her work was the development and delivery of courses in relation to the Low Carbon Built Environment such as ‘Welsh Timber in Building Construction’ or ‘Low Carbon Building Principles’. In 2015 Angela changed roles to focus on teaching activities. She has also worked as a Sustainable Architecture Lead Tutor in the BEST (Built Environment Sustainability Training) project. Angela is a member of the French NGO Les Ateliers www.ateliers.org

2015

2014

Teaching profile

Module Leader: Sustainable Design Practice (40 credits - MSc TPSD specialist) Module ’buddy’: Earth and Society (ASM core); Sustainable Building (MSc TPSD specialist) Dissertation supervisor: MSc and MAUD

Research interests

Angela’s research interests revolve around:

The transition of existing cities towards more sustainable cities including:

  • Urban regeneration
  • Socially inclusive strategies to avoid gentrification
  • Urban morphology
  • Climate change adaptation of existing urban environments

Nearly zero energy building standards: Passivhaus, Minergie,... The relationship between sustainability theory and architectural practice