Dr Ombretta Romice




Personal statement

Ombretta, Reader in Architecture, is an Associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Academic Member of the Academy of Urbanism and past President of IAPS, the International Association for People Environment Studies (www.iaps-association.org) (2008-2012; on Board of Trustees 2004-2008). She also served on the AESOP Board until 2004. 

Her teaching and research are in the areas of urban design, environment behaviour studies, urban morphology and user participation in design. She holds a PhD in urban design and a Post Doc in housing and regeneration sponsored by the EU.

She is part of the Urban Design Studies Unit in the Department (www.udsu-strath.com) where she teaches in the MSc in Urban Design, in the MArch in Advanced Architectural Design and across the Department especially in 4th year, in all options to do with urban design and the city and dissertations. She also coordinates the BSc Dissertations and MArch and MSc Thesis.

She regurarly gets nominated in the Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards; in 2016, she won the 'Most Innovative Teacher of teh Year".

Ombretta also runs teaching exchange modules in serveral European Countires, and has recently won a Visitng Professorship in Venice. 


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Professional Activities

National Research Assessment framework, Portugal (Event)
Peer reviewer
Chair of IAPS Election Committee 2022.
Strath Methods series of seminars
Invited speaker
Strath Methods series of seminars
Invited speaker
A pattern language for urban commons: Case studies of cohousing residents’ involvement in shared residential landscapes
International Forum on Urbanism - 2021 Congress . From dichotomies to dialogues
Keynote/plenary speaker

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KTP - ADAM Architecture Ltd
Porta, Sergio (Principal Investigator) Romice, Ombretta (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2025
Slum Prosperity Framework - PostDoc
Romice, Ombretta (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
The Urban Form Resilience Project:
Porta, Sergio (Principal Investigator) Romice, Ombretta (Co-investigator)
Resilience and urban form: assessing the resilience of spatial systems in cities at the neighbourhood and district scale
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2020
A new dimension for data-driven urbanism: studying the form of preference
Romice, Ombretta (Principal Investigator) Porta, Sergio (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
Place Identity Dwelling.
Romice, Ombretta (Co-investigator) Murray, Gordon (Principal Investigator)
Development of criteria of assessment for residential neighbourhoods, and analysis of a number of case study analysis. The focus of my team which I leaded was on urban form; other partners: ESALA (landscape assessment). Sponsored by Architecture and Design Scotland. Support: £1,5000.
30-Jan-2014 - 01-Jan-2016
A study with GSA Dundee and ESALA on Research - Place Identity Dwelling.
Murray, Gordon (Academic) Romice, Ombretta (Co-investigator) Hutton, Graeme (Academic)
This research network proposal advocates knowledge exchange across European borders, defining areas of excellence and best practice in the procurement and design of volume house-building. Vanguard expertise from academia, industry, Government and regulatory bodies across design, planning & policy, finance and housing will explore positive relationships between design theory & practice; environmental & construction technologies, policy & procurement – and their application to volume house building in suburban contexts.
01-Jan-2014 - 01-Jan-2015

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Dr Ombretta Romice

Email: ombretta.r.romice@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3006