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Research Interests

Sustainability in architecture with a focus on providing good environmental conditions in buildings, and investigating the obstacles that building professionals are faced in this context





Azadeh Montazami completed a masters degree in Architecture (distinction) at IAUT in 2004 and a second masters in Energy and Suitability in Architecture (distinction) in 2006 at London Metropolitan University. She received her PhD in ‘Classrooms’ Indoor Environment’ from the same University in 2012.


She has a strong background and interest in sustainability in Architecture and teaches Environmental Design to undergraduate architecture students at Coventry University. She also supervises research students, masters students and undergraduate students, with the theme of sustainability and low energy building.


She has collaborated with other researchers and published various papers with focuses on indoor environment, occupants’ satisfaction and users’ behaviour inside buildings. Her research has been published in academic journals and presented at highly rated conferences. Azadeh is currently supervising seven PhD students working on environmental conditions and energy efficiency in buildings.


Currently she serves on an Advisory Board of the Department of Education for updating Building Bulletin 101 guidelines (i.e. the guideline for ventilation and indoor air quality in schools) and also is a committee member of UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG).



Vision Statement

My research aims to employ my knowledge and expertise to help improve classrooms’ indoor environment to provide a better life not only for UK students, but also students around the world in the context of uncertain future (fuel poverty and global warming). The health and performance of students and teachers are influenced by the internal environment of school buildings. Providing good environmental conditions with minimum energy usage has always been a concern in school design guidelines. For various reasons, however, these conditions are not always easily achieved. By incorporating international dimensions into teaching, scholarship and especially research, I hope to advance science to find affordable, sustainable solutions appropriate to their settings.

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Research Output 2012 2019

Developing a valid method to study adaptive behaviours relating to IEQ in primary schools

Korsavi, S. S. & Montazami, A. 7 Jan 2019 (Submitted) In : Building and Environment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adaptive Behaviours and Occupancy Patterns in UK Primary Schools: Impacts on Comfort and Indoor Quality

Korsavi, S. S. & Montazami, A. 12 Apr 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access

Comfort temperature and preferred adaptive behaviour in various classroom types in the UK higher learning environments

Jowkar, M., Rijal, H. B., Brusey, J., Montazami, A. & Lansdown, T. 12 Oct 2018 (Submitted) In : Building and Environment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermal comfort
learning environment
1 Citations

Developing a design framework to facilitate adaptive behaviours

Korsavi, S. S., Montazami, A. & Brusey, J. 19 Nov 2018 In : Energy and Buildings. 179, p. 360-373 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy utilization

Activities 2010 2016

  • 6 Participation in conference

UK Indoor Environments Group Conference - UKIEG 2016

Montazami, A. (Organising Committee)
16 Jun 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Windsor conference

Montazami, A. (Speaker)
10 Apr 201413 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Association of Architectural Educators Conference 2013

Montazami, A. (Speaker)
3 Apr 20135 Apr 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

SB 13

Montazami, A. (Speaker)
3 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

London Met Postgraduate Research Student Conference

Montazami, A. (Speaker)
11 Nov 2011

Activity: Participation in conference