AIA UK Technical Lecture
WELL Building Standard™ - Common Pitfalls for Architects
When: Tuesday 10 Sept 2019, 18:30-20:30
Where: ISG plc, Aldgate House 7th Floor, 33 Aldgate High Street
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Magdalini Makrodimitri, of Norman Disney & Young's London office, for a technical lecture covering the WELL Building Standard™. After a brief overview of WELL and how it relates to the health and wellbeing of building occupants, Dr. Makrodimitri will cover the common pitfalls for architects when going through WELL certification and how to avoid them. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and networking with drinks and nibbles.
CEUs: 1.5 HSW
£3 AIA Members
About Dr. Magdalini Makrodimitri, BEng/MEng, MSc, PhD (Cantab), CEng, MCIBSE, RIBA, ARB, BREEAM Assessor, BREEAM AP, WELL AP, LEED AP:
Dr. Makrodimitri is a registered architect, chartered engineer, and the current Head of Sustainability for Norman Disney & Young's London office. She has extensive experience on environmentally sustainable design of high profile projects within the UK and abroad. A BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP), licensed BREEAM Assessor, WELL AP, and LEED AP, Magdalini has experience in conducting environmental design, energy modelling, building envelop optimization, building regulations Part L compliance, daylight design, comfort analysis and post occupancy evaluation studies. She has also previously worked with the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) as postdoctoral research associate in carbon counting and building performance evaluation. She believes that as designers of our built environment, we should be able to promote best practice measures to try to create indoor environments which enhance people’s wellbeing and eliminate any physical or psychological impacts to health, mood and productivity. She has always been interested in promoting building performance evaluation (BPE) process as a means of addressing not only the building “performance gap” between the design and operational phase of our built environment, but also the factors which enhance the building occupants’ satisfaction and wellbeing. The WELL building standard is another step toward this direction, as it provides a metric to measure the health and wellbeing of occupants from the early design stages, rather than just at post construction stage.