|Mallory-Hill, Shauna, B.E.S., M.Arch., Ph.D., EDRA, IFMA, IDEC
Over the past decade, the Faculty of Architecture at the U of MB, is becoming internationally recognized for its capacity to undertake IEQ research, often partnering with industry and other academic partners. Dr. Shauna Mallory‐Hill’s research initiative, the Building Performance Evaluation Lab (BPEL) has been increasing its capacity to undertake field studies of buildings in operation, including the acquisition of state of the art equipment and development of protocols for measurement of thermography of structures, indoor air quality and visual, thermal, and acoustic comfort of buildings. Winnipeg's growing number of certified buildings and extreme climate provides an excellent context for testing building performance.
Dr. Mallory‐Hill is currently seeking students interested in undertaking a three to four year doctoral studies on topics concerning the building performance evaluation (BPE) of workplace and educational environments. The objective of this research is to explore and generate new knowledge around the impact of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) on human health, well‐being and cognition with the intention to improve both sustainable building and operational strategies to maximize benefits and minimize potential harm. This work involves drawing from a “toolkit” of qualitative and quantitative research methods including field measurement and monitoring, document analysis, walk‐throughs, observations, semi‐structured interviews and user satisfaction questionnaires.
PhD topics include: