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The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies

- the research arm of the Department of Architecture

Studying at Cambridge

Linda Nkatha Gichuyia

Graduate Student

Research Summary

My PhD work involves an investigation of the impacts of architectural design and buildings' user choices on indoor thermal comfort for free-running office buildings, in Kenya's tropical climate. The research explores the applications of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques to improve guidance on design decision making in a changing climate, to ensure future proofed built environments against runaway climate change.


My Research interests include:

-Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in The Tropics

-Indoor overheating risk and Climate Change

-Building Performance simulation

-Indoor thermal comfort

-Uncertainty and Sensitivity analysis