I was awarded best non-domestic paper by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for this paper entitled ‘A Case Study of BIT-Kit: A Method Uncovering the Impact buildings have on People’ which she presented on 4th March 2014 at ‘EcoBuild 2014’, ExCeL, London. The Ecobuild conference is a distillation of what is driving sector growth: what’s new, interesting and inspiring in construction. They look at growth in the industry short and long term, bringing in provocative, educational and inspirational speakers that will inspire manufacturers, designers, developers, housebuilders and contractors. The conference embodies the finest practice and thinking in the trade and is the de facto barometer of industry development. As part of Ecobuild 2014, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and UBM Built Environment partnered and launched a research programme focussed on investigating a growing theme in building science – ‘the impact of the built environment on wellbeing’. This included a competition to find the best recent research into wellbeing. Dr Lesley McIntyre submitted a paper entitled: ‘A Case Study of BIT-Kit: A Method Uncovering the Impact Buildings have on People’, which was awarded best non-domestic paper. This established a new relationship with the Building Research Institute. BRE release a press release and the vent was covered by Facilities Management Journal, Building4Change, The full paper was then published by the Facilities Management Journal Website.


May 20th, 2016

UNESCO City of Design Festival and ME

(Image Credit: If you are in Dundee next Friday come along and hear my talk as part of the UNESCO […]

March 21st, 2016

Goldsmith: A Changemaker

As part of Parliament Week 2015 ( a programme of events and activities that connects people across the UK with […]

September 1st, 2015

Dementia Design School, Stirling.

I am excited to announce that I will be attending the Dementia Design School in Stirling in September for an […]

April 30th, 2015

The Selwyn Goldsmith Monograph

I was awarded a Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) Research Trust Award to write and research a monograph focused on a […]

April 24th, 2015

Research Panel Member: ‘Engaging the Public with Research’

As part of a Organisational and Professional Development (OPD) working lunch entitled ‘Engaging the Public with Research’ I was invited to be part […]

April 24th, 2015

Design for Wellbeing

Design for wellbeing: Innovative research methods for understanding older people’s everyday mobility. There is wide recognition that the design of […]

April 1st, 2015

Cafe Science: ‘Voices from Care Homes: Gathering evidence for better building design’

I was honoured to be asked to give a presentation about the work I am doing as part of BESiDE […]

March 27th, 2015

Presentation Preparation (and dealing with nerves).

I am currently writing away and designing my slides for my next talk (at Cafe Science) and have been searching […]

March 27th, 2015

My interview with Wave 102 about my Cafe Science Talk

‘Voices from Care Homes: Gathering evidence for better building design’ I was recently interviewed by a lovely reporter on  Wave 102 about […]

January 12th, 2015

Day Project: Drawing by a Sense of Touch

  Architects and designers are visual learners…. I think this is a huge understatement. I have found it to be […]