Research Consultant, Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory, RMIT University

Nicola Willand has a particular interest in the holistic approach to sustainability in the built environment. As an architect, Nicola finds that initiatives towards a more sustainable built environment tend to focus on environmental and economic outcomes, while the social aspects are often neglected. In order to facilitate triple bottom line sustainability, Nicola is aiming to develop strategies for the built environment that will minimise environmental impacts and life cycle costs while maximising productivity, health and social equity.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Research assistant, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
  • –present
    Research Consultant, Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory, RMIT University
  • 2007–2012
    Research consultant, Centre for Design, RMIT University

Education

  • 2017 
    RMIT University, PhD (Built Environment)
  • 1991 
    University of the Witwatersrand, BArch