Prof. Simos Yannis will be delivering the next CASE lecture at the Kent School of Architecture 6pm, 5th February 2013.
Prof. Yannas is the Director of the Environment & Energy Studies Programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where he is responsible for the MSc and MArch in Sustainable Environmental Design and the AA School’s PhD Programme. He has been involved in environmental design research and teaching since the late 1970’s, has lectured in many countries and was recently a Sir Isaac Newton Design Fellow in Architecture at Cambridge University. His latest book, Lessons from Vernacular Architecture is due for publication in 2013. His earlier book Roof Cooling Techniques-a design handbook was shortlisted for the RIBA International Book Award for Architecture. A second edition of the Portuguese language Em Busca de uma Arquitetura Sustentavel para os Tropicos (Toward a Sustainable Architecture for the Tropics) was recently published in Rio de Janeiro. Other writings have been translated into a dozen languages. He was awarded the PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture) International Achievement Award in 2001.