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Sandra Costa Santos is an architect and an academic, who graduated in Architecture (ETSAC, Spain) in 2000. Sandra practiced as an architect in UK and in Spain, until 2014. She first registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in 2002, and then with the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Galicia (COAG) in 2007. In 2011, Sandra was sought out to develop a bespoke CPD programme for the support office of the professional body for chartered architects in Galicia, Spain (CAT-COAG).
Sandra has lectured since 2001 in a number of schools of architecture of various universities, including Robert Gordon University (UK), Northumbria University (UK), and CESUGA-University College Dublin (Spain), before joining University of Dundee as a full-time academic in 2018. Her scholarship has been validated by the relevant sector bodies in Spain (ACSUG) and in United Kingdom (HEA), where she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015. She has been invited to deliver keynote presentations and to participate as external critic in interim reviews in Newcastle University and in Edinburgh University. She has also acted as External Examiner of the Architecture programmes in University College Dublin.
Following the completion of her PhD (2006), Sandra begun her research career in 2007. Directed by an interest on architectural space, her research is cross-disciplinary, and looks at the various ways in which architectural space is socio-culturally constructed and understood. Her approach to research is qualitative, and she is interested in both textual and visual methods. She has been a member of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee and Department Ethics Lead for Architecture & Built Environment in Northumbria University. Sandra is the principal investigator on the research project ‘Place and Belonging: what can we learn from Claremont Court Housing Scheme?’ which was awarded a grant in 2015 from the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Architectural Design Projects
Architecture Research Methods
Place and Belonging: what can we learn from Claremont Court Housing Scheme? AHRC (2016-18). Principal Investigator. Co-Investigators: Vanessa May, Stephen Hicks (Manchester University). £247,777
Negotiating the modern cross-class ‘model home’: domestic experiences in Basil Spence’s Claremont CourtCosta Santos, S. & Bertolino, N., 1 Nov 2020, In: Space and Culture. 23, 4, p. 492-507 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)161 Downloads (Pure)
“Inside is really lovely…once you get into it”: Conflicting narratives of home ‘either side of the wall’ in Basil Spence’s Claremont Court housing schemeCosta Santos, S., 27 Apr 2020, In: Home Cultures. 16, 1, p. 1-21 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Architectural identity and community formation: the case study of modernist Claremont Court housing schemeCosta Santos, S., Nov 2019, AHRA 2019: Architecture & Collective Life.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Costa Santos, S., Bertolino, N., Hicks, S., Lewis, C. & May, V., 1 May 2018, London: Routledge. 124 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Costa Santos, S. & Bertolino, N., 31 Aug 2018, In: Methodological Innovations. 11, 2, p. 1-12 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile108 Downloads (Pure)