Professor Ford is an architect and environmental design consultant with 25 years experience in architectural practice and consultancy, both as a partner and with his own practice. He is currently Professor of Bioclimatic Architecture and Head of the School of the Built Environment at the University of Nottingham. He has specialised in the design of naturally ventilated and passively cooled buildings, and his experience in different parts of the world includes acting as consultant for the Sydney Olympic Stadium, Australia; Pittsburgh Convention Center, USA; Torrent Research Laboratories, India; the Malta Stock Exchange, as well as theatres, offices and University buildings. His tall building experience comes from working with WSP Environmental on projects both in London and the far East. This includes acting as consultant to the Architectural Services Department of Hong Kong on the micro-climate implications of proposals for the ‘Joint-User’ Building, Rock Hill Street , Hong Kong.
Since 1996, Brian has initiated over 3.0 million Euro of funded research projects within both EC and UK Government Research and Development Programmes. He is joint author with Dr David Etheridge (University of Nottingham) and Steve Irving (Oscar Faber) of the CIBSE Applications Manual AM10 ‘Natural Ventilation in Non-Domestic Buildings’, 2005.
His published books and research papers in the field of Tall Buildings include:
FRANCIS, E., FORD, B., & SCHIANO-PHAN, R. (2010). The Architecture and Engineering of Downdraught Cooling. Published by PHDC Press.