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Dr. Tweed is head of the School of Architecture at Queens University, Belfast. HE was visiting faculty at CMU in 2000.
Dr Tweed studied architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, where he subsequently conducted research for his doctorate on energy modelling in buildings. Before coming to Queen's University, Dr Tweed was a Director of the EdCAAD (Edinburgh Computer Aided Architectural Design) at the University of Edinburgh working on EU projects (ESPRIT, JOULE) and on nationally funded CAD research. He has over fifteen years' experience in researching, developing and lecturing on information and communication technologies and energy conservation in the built environment. At Queen's, Dr Tweed teaches design studio, CAD, Research Methods, an elective course on architecture and philosophy, and environmental design. He also co-ordinates the MSc in Architecture and MArch courses.
Dr Tweed has a good track record in attracting research funding from the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and from the European Commission. In 1998, he completed a Research Fellowship for British Telecom on the impact of ICTs on the home environment. In 2000, he was appointed to a Visiting Professorship in the Department of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he taught a fourth year design studio, a graduate level class, and contributed to research. He has published widely at international level on CAD, energy conservation and information systems, and is currently a member of the European COST C8 committee on "Best practices for sustainable urban infrastructure."
last updated 11.12.2004 by Mark D Gross