Bio

Flora Roumpani is a research associate in the Research Engineering team at The Alan Turing Institute and a visiting lecturer in the Royal College of Art in the Environmental Architecture MSc. She is also a registered architect in Greece and the UK.

She completed her PhD in 2018 from the Bartlett Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis in UCL (EPSRC doctoral grand). She holds an MRes from CASA, with distinction and a diploma in Architecture Engineering from the Department of Architecture in the University of Patras. She previously worked as a city planner in Doxiadis Associates, in international master planning projects for four years.

She is currently working on the Data-Driven Libraries project in collaboration with the British library and the Alan Turing Institute.

She is a UK ARB member. 

Twitter: @en_topia

Research interests

Urban-regional planning, urban modelling and simulations, spatial analysis and visualisation. Her PhD and current work focuses on the integration of urban modelling and analytics in proceduraly generated 3D cities, for the development of online “what-if” scenarios for planning and participation.

Other research areas include remote sensing, virtual & augmented reality, IoT, as well as creative technology and interactive installations for exhibitions.

She is involved in the award winning projects “Remap Lima” for participatory mapping projects with drones, in collaboration with DPU and CASA in UCL and a network of 49 organisations from Lima, Peru; the "Little Sparks Hospital", coordinating and developing VR applications for children undergoing surgery in collaboration with NHS; as well as the CASA "Drones4Good" workshop for young people in collaboration with UCL Engineering.

Her visualisation work has been featured in several mainstream media, such as the Guardian, Fast Company, Urbanista and Archdaily. 

 

Achievements and awards

2018

Provost's Engineering Engagement Award for the Drones4Good public engagement workshop, in collaboration with CASA and UCL Engineering.

AGBI Innovation in Anaesthesia Critical Care and Pain Award 2018 for the Little Journey application. By Dr. Chris Evans, Ramani Moonsinghe, Flora Roumpani, Alexandros Bertzouanis, Laura Henry.

2013

Greek Architectural Talent 2008-2013 (GRE A T) Project title: “New Athens City Museum”. Publication: “41” Great Edition, Heracles GCCo, Athens, 2013. Design team: Roumpani Flora, Eleni Takou

2010

Honorable Mention in OEK - SIKA European Competition 2010 for Communal Sustainable Residences. Project title: "RESI_GEN”. Design Team: Anthi Valavani, Flora Roumpani, Maria Markella Kolotourou, Alexandros Bertzouanis.

2006

Selected work for the 5th exhibition of Greek Architecture (SANA). Publication: "Man in Space - 5th exhibition of Greek Architecture, Papasotiriou, Patras 2006". Design team: Flora Roumpani, Alexandros Berzouanis.