• University of Huddersfield
    HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Master in Architecture, Sustainable Urban Design, University of Nottingham 21 Sep 2018 → 21 Sep 2019 - Award Date: 13 Dec 2019

Bachelor in Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology 28 Mar 2009 → 3 Sep 2015 - Award Date: 15 Sep 2015


Samira is research assistant in the Smart House Project under School of Computing & Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. Currently she is working on psycho-social interface, and societal issues around Smart Housing and user-valued innovations  in conjunction to smart home technologies. Her career is focused on multidisciplinary and collaborative research on energy efficiency retrofit and design of smart housing stock. Samira is associated with teaching in Architecture and Architecture Technology at the School of Arts and Humanities,

Samira's doctoral research focuses on retrofitting Social housing to capture user requirements and provide a better value for tenants in social housing. Samira has worked as a research assistant in the U-Vital (User Valued Innovation in Transatlantic Collaboration) project, which is a collaborative research project between research institutions in Brazil (BR), Germany (DE), the Netherlands (NL), and the United Kingdom (UK) (See:https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutescentres/idl/currentresearchprojects/uvital/).  She is exploring Building Information Modelling to improve requirement capture in Social Housing retrofit.

Samira has completed her  masters in “Sustainable Urban Design” from the University of Nottingham in 2019. During her masters, she explored user-experience to assess the social impact on designing public realms in waterfront areas. Her undergraduate is completed in Architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2015. Her final year thesis comprised of regenerating a riverport terminal to provide public space and infrastructure support for the locality. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Social Housing Retrofit
  • Smart House
  • Energy efficient design
  • Sustainable Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Participatory approaches in design
  • Building Information Modeling


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