University of Strathclyde
Department of Architecture and Building Science
131 Rottenrow Glasgow G4 0NG, Scotland, UK
P: +44-141-548 3006
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
December 2003 Post Doctorate, part of EU funded Consortium NEHOM (see
June 2000 Ph.D. in Architecture. University of Strathclyde, Department
of Architecture. Glasgow, UK.
July 1997 First Class Honours Degree, 5 years equivalent to Part 2 Diploma
in UK. Polytechnic of Turin, Faculty of Architecture. Turin, Italy.
Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Department of Architecture
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. She runs studios, lectures and
courses in community design; environmental psychology, assessment of environmental
experience and preferences; international best practices in housing and
neighbourhood regeneration and their transferability across Europe.
From September, she will be responsible for the MArch and MSc in Urban
She is member of the UDSU Research Unit, Urban Design Studies Unit.
Community participation in architecture and planning; neighbourhood and
housing regeneration and management; planning and architectural education;
environmental impact analysis and assessment and design codes; environmental
Currently involved in bids to the European Community (Interreg IIIC),
EPRSC (Designing for the 21st Century, with two proposals).
Past research projects
June 2002-Nov 2003 Post Doctorate in: EU Funded Project ‘Evaluating
housing and neighbourhood initiatives to improve the quality of life of
deprived urban neighbourhoods and assessing their transferability across
Europe [Acronym: Neighbourhood Housing Models (NEHOM)], Work programme:
EESD, 1.1.4.-4.1.2 Improving The Quality Of Urban Life.
2001-June 2003 Principal investigator, with Dr HW Frey Research Grant
from the Scottish Arts Council to develop a Handbook for helping community
groups in carrying out processes of urban renewal. Other sponsors included:
the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Home and Communities Scotland,
SHARE, Davis Duncan Architects, CBE.
Invited to lectures, symposia and PhD modules in: University of Surrey,
Polytechnic of Turin, Polytechnic of Milan University of Campinas and
University of S Paolo, BR. Laboratory of Social-Environmental Psychology
of the Institute of Psychology of the University of São Paulo,
Brazil (LAPSI- IP/USP).
She delivers regularly community training modules to housing and community
organisations and schools (Sighthill, Govanhill, Parkhead, Northlanarkshire
– Forgewood); she organises conferences and events (International
Conference and Workshop Designing with Communities, hosted by The University
of Strathclyde and the Lighthouse. 27th August – 3rd September 2000.
she is regular member of architectural juries both at University and in
competitions (Housing Jury, Prix SWL for Social Housing Société
Wallonne du Logement, CHARLEROI, Belgium).
Ordine degli Architetti of
Turin. Registered architect.
AESOP. European Association Schools of Planning. Director of Communications
and elected member of the Executive Committee. (www.aesop-planning.com)
NEHOM. Social Housing and Social Exclusion Research Group, Bergen, Norway.
IAPS. International Association for People-Environment Studies. Board
EPUK. Environmental Psychology in the UK.
Sustainability Special Interest Group (Architectural Education)
Papers/ book chapters, other
UZZELL, D. & ROMICE, O. (2003). “L'analyse des expériences
environnementales”, in: G. Moser & K. Weiss (Eds.). Espaces
de vie. Aspects de la relation homme-environnement. Paris: A. Colin, Coll.
"Regards", pp 49-84
ROMICE, O, FREY, (2003). Communities in Action. The Handbook. Research
sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council. Edinburgh. University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow. ISBN: 0-9542926-5-0.
NEHOM (2004) Evaluating housing and neighbourhood initiatives to improve
the quality of life in deprived neighbourhoods. Handbook and CD-ROM. CR-ROM
available for purchase.
ROMICE, O. (2002) "Sustainable design: a question of community (visual)
awareness". In Moser, G. et al (2002) People, Places and Sustainability.
Hogrefe & Huber Publishers. Seattle. p.146-160.
ROMICE, O. (2001) " New developments and final reflections on the
use of visual literacy and environmental evaluation for the participation
of community groups in design. " In Geo-Journal, International Journal
On Human Geography And Environmental Sciences, Vol 51 No 4 2000. P 311-319.
MACAULAY, M., ROMICE, O. (2001) “Co-housing: a delicate balance
of needs and awareness” in EcoDesign Vol VIII N.3 Winter/Spring
2001, P 14-16.
ROMICE, O.; Frey, HW., "The use of visual literacy and environmental
evaluation for the participation of community groups in design" In
Sun, Aouad, Omerod, Ruddock (2000) Postgraduate Research in the Built
and Human Environment in the UK. Conference Proceedings, University of
Salford, RICS, Saflord, p.406-417.
Joiner, R., ROMICE, O. (1999) “Le Housing Associations a Glasgow.
Un modello di gestione di base.” In Edilizia Popolare, Sett-Ott.,
249, p. 4-17.
ROMICE, O. (2004) “Environmental psychology and architecture: joint
action research in the (community) design studio”. In Tassara, E.T.;
Rabinovich, E.P.; Guedes, M.C. (2004, eds.) Psicologia e Ambiente. São
Paulo: EDUC, FAPESP, CAPES.
ROMICE, O (2004) New partnerships for action. Building on the capital
of environmental psychology and architecture. In Medio Ambiente y Comportamiento
Humano, Vol XXX pp yyy. ISSN: 1576-6462
ROMICE, O (2004) The Role Of Environmental Psychology In The Study Of
Environmental Issues. In: Provisional title: Psicologia, USP Knowledge,
interdisciplinariety and environmental psychology – (book).
ROMICE, O. and Uzzell, D. (2004) “Forty Years On: A Capital Experience
in Psychology/Architecture Collaboration”. In The Journal of Environmental
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