Urban Performance

Urban Performance 

Urban Performance is a multi-disciplinary research group in the Faculty of Arts' School of Architecture and Design. It contributes to developing the new conceptual frameworks, design methods and technologies vital for transforming the cities of the 21st century into 'artificial ecologies'. UP's research addresses aspects of 'sustainability' within an urban context, from environmental design to technological innovation to cultural theory.  The group consists of architectural theorists and historians as well as architects and building physicists, all of whom address the same end in different ways: a cultural and material shift in the production of built culture. These different ways include architectural and urban design, publication, exhibition and demonstration, through project-based alliances within the group and outside it. UP's members offer consultancy on a wide range of strategic, technological and/or design-based projects, and welcome doctoral applications.

Urban Performance sits within the Office for Spatial Research at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts. 

Urban Performance Group Members

Duncan Baker-Brown
Duncan Baker Brown is a founding partner of the award-winning BBM Sustainable Design Ltd, known for its innovative approach to low carbon building materials and building design. duncan@bbm-architects.co.uk  
katrin bohn Katrin Bohn is a founding partner of Bohn&Viljoen Architects. Within the university, she is involved in Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) research. k.bohn@brighton.ac.uk 
Susannah Hagan Prof Susannah Hagan is director of Urban Performance and of the independent research consultancy R/E/D. She is currently researching the integration of natural systems design with conventional urban design. s.k.hagan@brighton.ac.uk
Karin Jaschke Karin Jaschkeis an architectural historian specialising in the history and pedagogy of ecological thinking and practice. k.jaschke@brighton.ac.uk
Mike McEvoy Prof Mike McEvoy is an architect with a distinguished record of innovation in environmental performance and building component technologies. (Link) m.e.mcevoy@brighton.ac.uk  
Dr Ryan Southall Dr Ryan Southall is a building physicist specialising in the development and experimental use of environmental software for teaching, and the assessment of building performance (link). r.southall@brighton.ac.uk  
Andre Viljoen Andre Viljoen leads Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) research within the university and teaches in the design studio. He is a founding partner of Bohn&Viljoen Architects. a.viljoen@brighton.ac.uk