Dr Hiral Patel

Lecturer in Advanced Building Performance Evaluation Welsh School of Architecture

Cardiff University


Hiral’s current research and teaching at the Welsh School of Architecture aims to better understands clients and users of built environment. She is interested in themes of learning, socio-material practices, holistic building performance and adaptation of buildings. Her PhD research theorises the practices of adapting academic library buildings. Her project with Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) scoped the future of learning environments in the higher education sector. Her research around the DEGW archive explores the linkages between organisational practices and the built environment to understand the changing nature of ‘work’. Having trained as an architect from India and practiced in the UK, her industry experience involves developing business processes, managing projects and technical building design. She has also provided programme management consultancy for higher education clients

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