Teaching on CAT’s taught and research postgraduate courses, Anna specialises in environmental architecture, sustainable design, building performance evaluation, sustainability assessment methodologies and sustainable building materials. She previously worked in conservation and green architectural practice, including Simpson & Brown Architects and Locate Architects, and formerly taught Architecture at Norwich University of the Arts and the Glasgow School of Art.
Anna Poston is a senior lecturer and tutor on the Green Building, SA, SEPDM and SBC Programmes. With a background in Architectural design and research, she lectures in sustainable design, environmental architecture, building performance and sustainable building materials.
Before working at CAT, she was a steering group member and director with the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA) for several years, and a lecturer and tutor in both design, technology and environmental design at Norwich University of the Arts and the Glasgow School of Art. Anna was also a researcher at the Mackintosh School of Architecture Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) where her research focused on building performance evaluation of homes, low-impact retrofit, communicating sustainability and knowledge sharing.
As a PhD candidate at Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Anna is researching the development of holistic sustainability assessment methodologies in the built environment. She continues to undertake independent Building Performance and Sustainability research.
Anna has undertaken programme development, public engagement and research for the Sust. Programme at Architecture and Design Scotland, co-developing their Library of Sustainable Construction Materials. She is very interested in how we communicate and engage others in sustainability, across different levels of knowledge and understanding, in industry, policy and the general public – of all ages.
FHEA – Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
PGCHE-ADAM, Norwich University of the Arts
M.Arch Architecture, University of Dundee (ARB/RIBA Part II)
BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Dundee
Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part I
BA (Hons) Architectural Studies, Oxford Brookes University
Seminar and practical studies tutor
Sustainable architecture and engagement
Building Performance Evaluation
Sustainability Assessment and methodologies
Foster, J.A.; Poston, A.; (2022) Domestic energy consumption: A comparative study of temporal electrical energy consumption in kitchens in Scottish social homes. In submission
Foster, J.A.; Poston, A.; (2022) Domestic Kitchen Environments in new low-energy social housing in Scotland. In submission
Foster, J.A.; Poston, A.; Foster, S.A.; (2019) Building Performance Evaluation – A design approach for refurbishment of a small traditional building in Scotland. International Journal of Restoration and Monuments. Volume 23: Issue 2.
Foster, J.A and Poston, A (2017) Understanding the performance of Scottish homes. Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA) magazine. Issue August 2017.
Morgan, C.; Foster, J.A.; Sharpe, T.; Poston, A.; (2016) Overheating in Scotland: Mapping overheating factors in occupied homes. Building Research & Information. Volume 45, 2017 – Issue 1-2: Overheating in buildings: adaptation responses
Foster, J.A.; Sharpe, T.; Poston, A.; Morgan, C.; (2016) Scottish Passive House: Insight from Building Performance Evaluation Studies. Sustainability 2016, 8(5), 412.
Foster, J.A.; Foster, S.A.; Sharpe, T.; Poston, A.; (2016) Building Performance Evaluation – A design approach for refurbishment of a small traditional building in Scotland. Proceedings of EECHB (Energy Efficiency and Comfort of Historic Buildings) international conference 19 to 21 October 2016, Brussels.
Morgan, C.; Foster, J.A.; Sharpe, T.S.; Poston, A.; (2015) Overheating in Scotland: lessons from 26 monitored low energy homes. Proceedings of CISBAT 2015 International Conference 9 to 11 September 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Sharpe, T.S.; Foster, J.A.; Poston, A.; (2015) Monitored environmental conditions in new energy efficient housing in Scotland – effects by and on occupants. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development, 2015 (RESD2015). 15-17 June 2015, Bhutan.
Poston, A.; Emmanuel, R. Thomson, C.S.; (2011) Generating an understanding of the development criteria required for the next generation of Sustainability Assessment Methods for the Built Environment. Proceedings of the World International Sustainable Buildings Conference, 18th – 21st October 2011.
Poston, A.; Emmanuel, R.; Thomson, C.S; (2010) Developing holistic frameworks for the next generation of sustainability assessment methods for the built environment. 26th ARCOM Annual Conference on 6-8 Sept 2010.