Dr Lidia Badarnah

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  • Qualifications:Ph.D., B.Arch.(Hons.)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Architecture
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 83177
  • Email:Lidia.Badarnah@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Lidia is a senior lecturer (assistant professor) in architecture at UWE Bristol. Her work contributes to an emerging body of research that seeks to redefine environmental design in architecture through mimicking natural systems (i.e. biomimetics), changing approaches from conventional separated building systems to adaptive and integrated solutions and methods for enhanced sustainability and resilience in architecture. She received her PhD from TU-Delft and carried out her postdoctoral studies at MIT, and further developed her teaching and research at Cardiff University and AA London before joining UWE as a lecturer. She has received competitive fellowships and awards, and has been invited to give talks and workshops internationally, focusing on investigating behavioural and morphological patterns in organisms for the development of adaptive solutions for buildings. She is the PI on the Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Development Award project, investigating water harvesting solutions inspired by nature in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London; and a Co-I on the GLOW project (funded by EPSRC), an interdisciplinary project that explores the ways in which bees' social organisation and communication patterns can help us manage energy in our homes more efficiently and inspire us to change our behaviour accordingly.

PhD supervision and funding opportunities are available - please send your CV and research interest to my email.

Area of expertise


Architectural Design

Adaptive Building Systems

Building Envelopes


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