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Women in Sustainable Architecture: Sofie Pelsmakers

Doctoral researcher at UCL’s Energy Institute

Sofie Pelsmakers is an architect and doctoral researcher at the University College London Energy Institute. Before joining UCL, Pelsmakers taught sustainability and environmental design at the University of East London for more than 10 years. There she led the MA Sustainability and Design programme.

She is also a co-founder of Architecture for Change, a not-for-profit environmental building and research organisation, with the mission of challenging the way we design and build.

Pelsmakers recently published an important guide to sustainable architecture, The Environmental Design Pocketbook, which distils environmental science, legislation, and guidance into an easily usable guide for students and architects. She is also involved in the work of the Passivhaus Trust and is well-known among those working within sustainable architecture.

Sofie is originally from Belgium.

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