Ms Louise Ciotti

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Throughout her career, Louise has continuously married professional Architectural practice with research and teaching.  She has 10 years practice experience in Bristol and Porto (with AFA; White Design Associates; Carlos Nuno Lacerda Lopes Arq).  In addition, Louise has practiced free-lance, focusing on revisioning creative education spaces; listed-building conservation work and energy efficiency/passivhaus design and technologies.  

Her research work has primarily been practice-based, responding to prevailing industry needs in the advancement of sustainable design and construction. As in-house Researcher for White Design Associates, Louise project-managed a number for Innovate UK (TSB) funded research projects into innovative materiality, embodied carbon profiling and climate change adaptation.  This has led to various conference appearances and publications.  She has collaborated with Cardiff University to publish low carbon school design guidance as part of their Design Research Unit.

As a student, Louise thrived at University of Sheffield; she was selected for BD Magazine's "Class of 2001" featuring top Architecture students nationally. Her focus of study was exploring transgressive place and 'otherness', both through Masters dissertation and post-graduate design thesis, for which she was awarded the Stephen Welsh Prize for exceptional P2 Diploma work.

As an Educator, she has enjoyed working throughout her career with students at all stages of their development. She is currently engaged in a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Professional Practice working towards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).   

In 2016, Louise has had the opportunity to design and site-manage the build of a home for her own family; by reclaiming a ruined dairy farm, she providing a test-bed for synthesising ideas around context, technologies and spatial relationships. 


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