Brian Ford (RIBA FRSA) is an architect, an environmental design consultant and Emeritus professor at the University of Nottingham. He was in private practice for over 25 years, including Peake Short & Partners and Short Ford Associates, where he has worked on innovative low carbon projects in Europe, USA, India, Australia and China. He initiated a series of multi-partner EU funded research projects on natural ventilation and passive cooling and has served as a member of the UK Government’s Zero Carbon Task Force for Schools, an advisor to Building Green Futures (Bologna, Italy), and was until recently Vice-President of the International PLEA organization.
Rosa Schiano-Phan (BSc DiplArch MSc PhD) is Principal Lecturer in Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Westminster and co-director of Natural Cooling Ltd. She has worked as an architect and environmental design consultant internationally before gaining a PhD at the Architectural Association and becoming a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, working on EU research into thermal performance of buildings and passive cooling. She taught at the AA and subsequently moved to the University of Westminster where in 2014 she set up new BSc and MSc courses in Architecture and Environmental Design.
Juan A. Vallejo (BSc DiplArch MSc PhD) is Visiting Lecturer in Architecture and Environmental Design (MSc) at the School of Architecture + Cities of the University of Westminster in London (UK) and collaborates with the School of Sustainability (SOS) Team founded by Mario Cucinella Architects in Bologna (Italy). He has worked in Natural Cooling Ltd as an environmental design consultant on projects in the UK and abroad and he is associate of the International Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) organization. His expertise lies in the field of building environmental simulation software tools, natural ventilation and passive evaporative cooling.