Dr Spyros Stravoravdis, holds a bachelors degree in architectural engineering, two masters degrees in structural engineering and the environmental design of buildings, as well as a PhD in advanced lighting systems and energy in buildings. He is currently a senior lecturer at the Greenwich School of Architecture, Construction and Design and has worked for many years as a lecturer and researcher at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff. He has worked on numerous consulting projects in the field of building environmental performance around the world with major firms (i.e. Fosters, HOK, SOM, Frank Ghery, Atkins, Autodesk) and local governments. His areas of interest and expertise are in the fields of: environmental design of buildings; passive design; daylighting; building performance modelling using specialised software and architectural technology. These are also areas that he has taught extensively in the UK (at undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and abroad, on invited lectures and seminars in leading universities (Architectural Association, IAAC among many others). Areas of active research include: the application of BIM in the environmental design process; the use of BIM for managing buildings; Sustainable Islands and building performance simulation.