Jieling Xiao

Jieling Xiao Profile

Lecturer in Environmental Design

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
0121 331 5984

I obtained my M.Arch in Urban Design from University College London and B.Arch in Architecture from Wuhan University of Technology in China. I completed my Ph.D from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, which explored smellscapes in intermodal transit spaces in the UK and China from a cross-cultural perspective.

As an environmental specialist in the school, I teach environmental design at different spatial scales. I believe passionately that designers need to consider more than just how the hardware of architecture functions for its users. I am particularly interested in theories and the creative practice of place-making and environmental design that interprets and plays with people’s sensory experiences, particularly in relation to soundscape and smellscape.

Alongside my teaching within the school, I am one of the Research Degree Coordinators for art and design in the faculty. 

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