Greg Keeffe

Greg Keeffe is an academic and urban designer with 25 years experience in sustainability, energy use and its impact on the design of built form and urban space. He is Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Director of Research at Queens University School of Architecture, Belfast. Previously he held the prestigious Downing Chair of Sustainable Architecture at the Leeds School of Architecture.

During the past 20 years he has sought to develop a series of theoretical hypotheses about our future existence on the planet, through a series of technological and spatial interventions. Most of his work comes out of a free-thinking open-ended discussion about how things should be.

Keeffe has extensive experience of working closely with architects and planners to develop exciting ways of reinvigorating the city through the application of innovative sustainable technologies, informing his work on the sustainable city as synergistic super-organism. He is author of the books Means Means Means and Urban Evolutionary Morphology; which develop a model of a new city that is a cyborg created out of mutually compatible functional elements.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101 Crash Test StudioAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2008)
  • Winner, RIBA International Urban Design Competition for a Sustainable Neighborhood, Nelson, United Kingdom (2006)
  • UK Government Sustainable Building Research Initiative, Green Genius Award (2012)
  • Ministerial Advisor: Sustainability, Northern Ireland Assembly (2013)

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