The Sheffield School of Architecture is especially renowned for its international character. It was ranked second in the UK in The Times’ “2015 Good University Guide” and is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading schools of architecture. As a new Visiting Professor, Signe will bring a wealth of expertise to and be closely linked with the school’s Masters programme for Sustainable Architecture Studies.
Signe has profound experience in academia, having served as lecturer at Aarhus University, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Penn University’s summer school in Denmark, and at the Nordic Cultural Centre in Iceland.
Furthermore, Signe is behind a number of public organisations. She actively contributes to the public debate through her involvement in a number of cross-disciplinary networks, such as the Network for Energy Retrofitting of the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building; and, Denmark’s green think tank, Concito.
Signe has gained broad recognition for her work with sustainability in architecture. In 2014 she became a member of the Architecture Committee of the Danish Arts Foundation. In 2013 the Danish think tank Monday Morning elected Signe as one of the seven most innovative persons in Denmark. In 2012, Signe was selected as Role Model of the Year by the readers of Estate Magazine for her efforts in promoting a more sustainable building sector. Furthermore, Signe has been the main driver behind Henning Larsen Architects’ Climate Cup Strategy Award win in 2009.