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Dr Laura Maftei

Portrait of Dr Laura Maftei, Professor of Digital Technologies in the School of Construction Management and Engineering
  • Research and teaching in the area of digital technology and digital practices across the School of Construction Management and Engineering and the School of Architecture. 

Areas of interest

My research draws a broader trajectory around the use and application of digital technology to design and construction.

It focuses on the use, integration and implications of digital technology (virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), building information modelling (BIM) etc.) across construction design practice. It also focuses on how the technology may be incorporated into teaching while accounting for innovative teaching methods.

Background

I am a fully qualified architect, with over eight years of practice experience.

In 2015 I completed a PhD on the use of digital technology for design practice within the School of the Built Environment at the University of Reading, where I continued to be involved in both research and teaching around the use of digital technologies in the practices of built environment professionals.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, School of the Built Environment, University of Reading, UK, 2011–15
  • MArch, Architecture Institute Ioan Mincu, Romania, 1996–2002.

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • UK Architects Registration Board (ARB)
  • Romanian Architects Registration Board (OAR).

Publications