Ms Yana Nanovska
I am an architect and lecturer at Portsmouth School of Architecture. I am also a proud graduate of the School myself having completed both my Undergraduate and MArch here.
Prior to joining the team as an academic, I worked with Dannatt Johnson Architects to oversee various refurbishment and conservation projects of existing and heritage buildings predominantly in the public sector.
I have worked on the new Members Room facility of the Natural History Museum in London which was shortlisted in the AJ Retrofit Awards for Listed Building of the Year. I also worked on the Second World War and Holocaust galleries of Imperial War Museum, London which received the prestigious Museums + Heritage Permanent Exhibition of the Year Award.
Alongside my experience in practice, I have developed a strong passion for exploring methods of waste reduction and sustainable repurposing of construction waste and by-product materials. My research interests lie in exploring solutions in all aspects of the problem - influence of design and construction practices, law and legislation, longevity of materials, reusability, and reclamation.
I am interested in testing how my research can be applied in professional practice and in academic teaching as well.
I am a Module Coordinator for Technology and Environment at BA3/DA4 level and Design & Professional Practice at DA2 level. My other roles and responsibilities include Design Tutoring, Dissertation supervision, and support of admissions and recruitment of new students and degree apprentices.