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Elena Marco

Architect Member

Tenure: 1 March 2019 – 28 February 2023


Elena studied architecture at the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya and the University of Bath. She has worked as an architect in Spain and the UK for over 10 years. Before joining the University of the West of England in 2005, Elena built a strong profile in sustainable design at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Now in academia, she continues to develop her research interests, which focus on the crossover between health, sustainability and architecture.

Elena is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has memberships of the RIBA New Courses Group, the Standing Conference of Heads of School of Architecture (SCHOSA) and Member of the Council of Heads of Built Environment (CHOBE). Elena has acted as a visiting critic, external examiner or advisor to many universities in the UK and overseas and she is also a trustee of both the Architecture Centre and the Royal Western Academy in Bristol.

Declaration of Interests

Paid employment
  • External Examiner – AMG (Greece)
  • External Examiner – University of Portsmouth
  • External Examiner – University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Periodic Reviewer – University of Robert Gordon
Unpaid work
  • Member – Council of the Heads of the Built Environment
  • Member – RIBA New Course Group
  • Trustee – Bristol Architecture Centre
  • Trustee – Royal Western Academy
  • RIBA
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