Dr Matthew Brooke-Peat, Course Director

Dr Matthew Brooke-Peat

Course Director

Matthew is a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT), Chartered Builder (MCIOB) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). Since 1994, he has held positions in construction, architectural practice, academia and technical consultancy. During this time, Matthew has designed and managed new-build, refurbishment, restoration, renovation and conversion projects across a wide range of building types. Matthew is Course Director for Architectural Technology at the University where he engages in course development and management, teaching, research and consultancy activities. His specialist area of research and consultancy focuses on the thermal performance of building fabric.

He is actively involved with professional institutions at local and national level. Matthew is currently Vice President Education for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the CIAT Regional Treasurer for Yorkshire. His previous roles, amongst others, include: assessor for the Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) professional qualifications, CIAT Regional Education Officer for Yorkshire, CIAT UK Green Building Council Representative, member of the CIAT Membership Futures Working Group, member of the CIAT Defining Architectural Technology Practice Focus Group, and member of the CIAT Climate Change Taskforce. In addition, Matthew has participated in several scientific and specialist committees for academic conferences and he has acted as a reviewer for journals.

Current Teaching

Matthew is the Course Director for Architectural Technology at the University where he leads the strategic development and delivery of a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition, he currently teaches the following modules:

  • Technical Design Project 1 (Module Leader)
  • Experiential Learning
  • Design and Specification (Module Leader)
  • Major Design Project (Module Leader)

Research Interests

Matthew's current research focuses on the thermal performance of building fabric. Specialising in the thermal modelling of construction details, his work assessing the impact of thermal bridges on building fabric performance is contributing towards closing-the-loop in the analysis of measured whole building fabric heat loss.

Dr Matthew Brooke-Peat, Course Director

Ask Me About

  1. Buildings

Selected Publications

  • Peat M (2013) Applying Research in Practice: Developing a Specialist Service in the Analysis of Thermal Bridging. In: Emmitt S ed. Architectural Technology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell,

  • Peat M (2012) Forensic Assessment of Thermal Bridging. In: International Energy Agency Annex 58 3rd Expert Meeting, 24 September 2012 - 26 September 2012, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK.

  • Gorse CA; Glew D; Johnston D; Fylan F; Miles-Shenton D; Smith M; Brooke-Peat M; Farmer D; Stafford A; Fletcher M (2017) Core cities Green Deal monitoring project: Prepared for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

  • Peat M; Johnston D; Miles-Shenton D; Farmer D (2013) Post Construction and Early Occupation Study, Lancaster Co-housing Development – Design Review Report.

  • Peat M; Stafford A; Miles-Shenton D; Farmer D (2013) Leeds Core Cities Monitoring and Evaluation Project: Renovations of Brick Built Solid Wall Terrace Properties - Design Review Report 01.

  • Peat M (2013) Building Fabric Performance Modelling: Thermal Bridging Report.