evening reception was supported by CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building
Service Engineers) Patrons in celebration of their 35th anniversary.
The CIBSE Patrons are a group of
businesses who collaborate to give financial, technical and moral backing to a
wide range of initiatives led by institutions.
Practical, professionally accredited and connected
to industry, LSBU's School of The Built Environment and Architecture offers
some of London's best courses in engineering for cities, surveying,
construction, architecture and design. The breadth and quality of the research
carried out and enterprise activities is widely acknowledged.
evolved its structure from four faculties into seven new academic schools to
reflect the needs of students and business. The new schools - Applied
Science; Arts and Creative Industries; the Built Environment and Architecture;
Business; Engineering; Health & Social Care; Social Sciences and Law - fall
under academic groupings that are focused upon responding rapidly to
stakeholder need, delivering undergraduate or postgraduate education, research,
professional development and business support.
Andy Ford, Professor
of Building Systems Engineering at LSBU, said: "The
bringing together of Civil, Structure and Building Services Engineering with
Architecture, Property and Surveying in our new school will allow LSBU to
address the teaching and research necessary to deliver a future of sustainable
built environment with buildings we can enjoy, in cities we can be proud of. We
are honoured to be able to bring together this collective of disciplines all
under one roof and hope our students will benefit from this transition."
Paul King, CEO
of the UK Green Building Council added: "The new school represents an important step in bringing together
not just different professional disciplines, but academics, the major
institutes and businesses from across the sector. Our work must become much
more integrated, and our learning much more rapidly applied if we are to rise
to the unprecedented environmental and social challenges we face developing
and regenerating cities."