a bit more about
how we grew and learnt...

Laura B. Alvarez

Stefan L. Kruczkowski

Bhavna Solanki

Qualifications

Chemestry, Architecture and Urbanism
Equivalent to: CQChem. BArch (Hons) First Class Degree + PG Dip MAUD
National University of La Plata
 
2017 (expected) University of Nottingham Doctor of Philosophy

Professional Memberships

UDG Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design
UDG East Midlands Convenor
OPUN Design Council Expert Panel Member& Trustee
Place Alliance Local Host
 
Professional Experience

2015 to date - alkiki - healthier:happier:places (social enterprise)
Co-founding Director

2015 to date – AG design consultants
Co-founding Director

2013 to date - Nottingham Trent University, England, UK
Lecturer
 
2013 to date - University of Nottingham, England, UK
Guest Lecturer and PhD Researcher

July-Aug 2013 - Igloo Regeneration Ltd, England, UK
PhD researcher  – Design Consultant
  
Nov 2012 - DSA Environment and Design, England, UK
Senior Architectural Technologist

2008 – 2012 - L&H Architects, England, UK
Senior Architectural Technologist
 
2004 – 2008 - WCEC Architects, England, UK
Senior Architectural Technologist – Urban Designer

2002 – 2004 - Self Employed, Scotland, UK
Design Director

1999 – 2001 - Self Employed, Argentina
Design Director
 
2001 - Ensenada City - Town Centre Redevelopment
Consultant to Ensenada City Council, Argentina
 
University of La Plata Master Plan
Architectural Assistant
Viejo Puente, Campamento, Ensenada
Vice-president of the conservation trust CERPHi

1999-2001 - Ensenada City – Strategic Framework      
Consultant to Ensenada City Council, Argentina
Ensenada City Regeneration Programme - Strategic Plan
Technical Director
 
Research Interests

Social sustainability 
Environmental psychology
Urban design
 
Student awards

Top Ten Graduate 2003 - University of La Plata (across all schools)

Top Five Student 2000
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
Research post offered (voluntary work experience position)
New City Transport Strategy - IDEHAB (Research of the Built Environment Institute), Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism.

Best Student Research Project 1990
Faculty of Physics
Energy and the environment: The laws of dynamics and its application to machinery design.
Presentation in the Annual International Congress of Physics
AFA (Argentinean Association of Physics)

Best Student Research Project 1991
Faculty of Physics
Design: Clock which utilises only the environmental conditions as a resource of energy.

Best Student 1985 - 1990
The Rotary Club of Ensenada.

Best Chemistry Student 1988 - 1990
ENET No 1 (National School of Technical Education) Committee.

Best English Student 1995 - 1998
IEI Institute of English Language, Ensenada. Assistant Teacher post obtained.
 
 

Qualifications

BA(Hons) Urban Planning & Management - University of Nottingham
Diploma in Town Planning (Urban Design) - University of Nottingham

2017 (expected) Nottingham Trent University Doctor of Philosophy

Professional Memberships

UDG Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design
 
Professional Experience

2015 to date - alkiki - healthier:happier:places (social enterprise)
Co-founding Director

July 2012  to date - Cabe at the Design Council
Built Environment Expert
 
Sept 2011 to 2012 - Building for Life 12 (publication) and Built for Life™
Co-author and co-creator

Dec 2012 to date - Nottingham Trent University
Researcher and Lecturer  

July 2007 - 2012 - North West Leicestershire District Council
Principal Urban Designer

Aug 2008 to date -  Stefan Kruczkowski Urban Design and Research Director
 
June 2011 to date - OPUN
Design Review Panel Member and Enabler

Aug 2009 – 2012 - CABE
Enabler (Urban Design and Homes Team)
 
Research, Achievements and  Interests

2015 -Presenter: NTU Graduate School Conference Speaker: Homes &Communities Agency Design Seminars: University of Sheffield and University of Cambridge.
Visiting lecturer: University of Valladolid, Spain.

2014 -Speaker: Homes and Communities Agency Design Seminar, Nottingham and National Conference on Urban Design, Nottingham.
Presenter: NTU Graduate School Conference (Winner of best academic paper)

2013 - Speaker: Homes and Communities Agency Design Seminar, Nottingham and Home Builders Federation Conference, Birmingham.
Appointed as Executive Committee Member, Urban Design Group, London.
 

 
 

Qualifications
BArch University of Nottingham
Dip Arch University of Nottingham
MArch University of Nottingham
 
Professional Memberships

ARB (Architects Registration Board)
ACIAT (Associate Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists)

Professional Experience

2015 to date - alkiki - healthier:happier:places (social enterprise)
Co-founding Director

2009 to date – Salford University, External Examiner
Nottingham Trent University, Course Leader

Jan2011 to Sep 2012 - Maber Architects
Architect ARB

Oct 2008 to Jan 2011 - S&P Architects Nottingham
Architect ARB

June 2007 to Oct 2008 - S&P Architects Nottingham
Architectural Assistant part ll

June 2006 to July 2006 – Burliegh Community College
Loughborough - Teaching Assistant (art & design)

May 2006 to Dec 2006 - Born Free Foundation
West Sussex - Architectural Designer

Aug 2006 to Oct 2006 - BBC 1 – Mission Africa – Kenya
Architectural Designer

Feb 205 to Aug 2006 - RGP Architects – Leicester
Architectural Assistant part l

June 204 to Feb 2005 - Carey Jones Architects – Leeds
Architectural Assistant part l
 
Engagements
Steering Group Member
SASQ - School Academic Standards and Quality Group
Smart Working Group
BIM working Group
Teaching and Learning Group
BIM Academic Forum

Research Interests
BIM within an Educational Establishment
Gender Equality within Higher Education