Jennifer Hardi, MPhil SFHEA MCIOB MCIAT
It's been an honour to join the GLR committee since October 2016 and to have recently taking up the baton as the Education Officer for the CIAT Greater London Region. Buildings and architecture in general and architectural technology, sustainability and multi-disciplinary collaborative working, in particular, have always been my passion and I am keen to share these within the education and professional sectors alike.
I graduated with BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology in 2004 and an MPhil in Environment Technology in 2009. I then pursued further interest in the sustainability industry by joining BRE (Building Research Establishment) in 2007 until 2013 where I gained specialist knowledge and experience in the sustainability arena surrounding Passivhaus, BREEAM, energy efficiency, retrofitting and life cycle assessment, which complemented my varied skills-set further.
Since 2013, I joined London South Bank University and part of my motivation is to convey my professional expertise to the education sector. I have been able to do so in my capacity as BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology Course Director at LSBU. My connection with various industry partners also allows me to provide students and colleagues with first-hand experience within the construction industry.
In addition to being a chartered member of CIAT (MCIAT) and chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), I am also a Senior Fellow in Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) which demonstrates my commitments to teaching, learning and student experience. As an Architectural Technologist, I believe that it is our role to be the bridge between the disciplines within the construction industry and hence I am driven to break the silo working in the construction industry and to embrace multi-disciplinary collaborative working among the disciplines in the industry.
I am committed to continue raising the profile of our discipline, to build stronger relationships with other talented professionals in the industry and to contribute to the growth and future success of CIAT as well as to give back to the industry by making a difference through committee involvement.