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Ola Uduku is Reader in Architecture at ESALA. She has research interests in Modern Movement Architecture in West and sub-Saharan Africa. Social infrastructure provision in urban areas, specifically for minority groups, and urban 'gating' are also research themes, as is the history of school design in sub-Saharan Africa. She worked on a research project focusing on the question, "Does School Design Affect Education Quality in Africa," for the UK Government's Department for International Development (DfID) with the University of Bristol.
Currently she is involved in a 5-year European Union project COST IS0904 Researching European Architecture Networks Beyond Europe. She also holds a British Academy Small Grant, for the Alan Vaughan-Richards Archive Project, to to set up a digital and physical Archive on Modern West African Architecture.
Her other research area is in Environmental design analysis and teaching. She has worked with IES Glasgow on the develoment of a student IES tool for environmental analysis. She has recently been awarded a PTAS grant to develop this work further, and is actively looking to develop environmetnal analysis 'apps' for teaching in this area.
She is a member of ArchiAfrika, a non profit organisation dedicating to linking architectural research and teaching networks in Africa with Europe and further afield and will be the Academic Host for the 2013 African Perspectives in Architecture conference in Lagos in December. She is a member of Docomomo International, and a founder member of the African sub group She is also a member of the African Studies Asscociation UK governing committee, and a reviewer for a number of Architectural journals.
Alan Vaughan Richards Archive Project
Environmental Analysis Modelling and Teaching:
Yr 2 Environmental Design
- specifically sustainability in building design, including microclimate adaptation, lighting, acoustics ventilation, and thermal performance
- specialism passive cooling systems in tropical regions
M.Sc. Urban Strategies and Design (Programme to commence 2013/14)
- teaching specialisms African Cities, (already taught as elective for Centre for African Studies also)
- Urban issues for minority groups
- urban 'gating' and segregation
This article was published on Jul 14, 2011