Mehrdad Borna is passionate in sustainable urban and architectural design. His Persian background and understanding of sustainable architecture in his own country of origin coupled with an extensive knowledge of current sustainable technology ideally equip him with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary issues and their potential resolutions.
Residing in London for many years, I have been engaged with Higher Education development with particular focus on inspiring and motivating the next generations of design professionals. He has 7 years of working in architecture practice and over 15 years of teaching experience within the Higher Education sector and has taught a variety of subjects within the architecture and sustainability to a wide array of learners.
He frequently presents papers to conferences in addition to conferring symposia. He has been invited to present his sustainable research papers at the International Scientific Conference on Technologies, UNESCO, at the Global Climate Change Conference, Turkey and the Conference on Disaster Resilience, Sri Lanka. His work has been selected for numerous publications including “Forgotten Space” organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects and published by The Architects’ Journal, and his work at the Architecture Foundation where he has been shortlisted and awarded Winner of the Public Vote.
Currently doing his PhD in architecture with the objective of outlining the most effective urban design guidance to eliminate or reduce the oppressive microclimate condition in urban outdoor spaces in order to mitigate air pollution concentration in urban areas and respectively reduce adverse impact on human health.
Mehrdad strives to create design that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment and inspire the next generations of design professionals to improve our world.
The core focus of my current research is to outline a set of schematic urban design guidance which can be seen to motivate more positive impact on the formation of urban microclimate which can encourage dispersion of air pollution concentration in urban areas and respectively reduce its adverse impact on human health.