Architect and Environmental Design
Brian is an architect and environmental design consultant who joined the University of Nottingham in June 2003, after 25 years in architectural practice and consultancy, both as a partner and with his own practice. He has a wide range of experience in both practice and consultancy, and has specialised in the field of environmental design.
His experience in the design of naturally ventilated and passively cooled buildings in different parts of the world includes acting as consultant for the Sydney Olympic Stadium, Australia; Pittsburgh Convention Center, USA; Torrent Research Laboratories, India; Duxford 'AirSpace' Museum, UK, as well as theatres, offices and University buildings. Since 1996, Brian has initiated over 3.0 million Euro of funded research projects within both EC and UK Government Research and Development Programmes.
Professor Ford's research experience has concentrated on natural ventilation, passive cooling and daylighting. He is currently Co-Investigator (with Rosa Schiano-Phan) for two EC funded projects: 'Passive-On' (exploring the application of the German Passivhaus to other countries in Europe), and 'PHDC' (Passive & Hybrid Downdraught Cooling). He is co-author of the revised CIBSE Applications Manual AM10:'Natural Ventilation of Buildings', 2005.