Irena Bauman is a practicing architect and a founding director of Bauman Lyons Architects. She is an emeritus Professor of Sustainable Urbanism at Sheffield University School of Architecture and Director of MassBespoke R@D company. Her practice and research are concerned with how architecture and architectural thinking can facilitate local communities to mitigate, adapt and become more resilient to the uncertainties that lie ahead. Her practice experiments with behavior change needed to achieve greater social justice and a more sustainable society.
She is the author of ‘How to be a Happy Architect in which she challenges the architectural establishment and of ‘Retrofitting Neighborhoods –Designing for Resilience a study of international case studies of neighborhood scale project that are paving the way towards transformative change.