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Mr Peter McLennan
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Peter McLennan is MSc Course Director in Facility and Environment Management at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL (University College London). He did his post graduate work at Cornell University. His principle expertise is in teaching, research and consultancy through applied methods and techniques for creating and evaluating workplace and occupancy performance within the context of facility management and use. His projects are best described as applications research working in collaboration with commercial organisations. He is co-editor of Facility Management: risks and opportunities, which highlights this perspective.

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Research Summary

Peter McLennan’s principle expertise is in teaching, research and consultancy through applied methods and techniques for creating and evaluating workplace and occupancy performance within the context of facility management and use. He has developed a number of empirically based commercial applications to assess, measure, and predict occupancy requirements, particularly the spatial aspects of occupancy, for building users. This approach was formalised in part as a research assistant on three EPSRC projects at UCL: adaptability potential of buildings (GR J99575) created a comparative tool for assessing the potential use of buildings; selective demolition (GR L14107), which reviewed the spatial reconfiguration during the change process; and refurbishment in occupation (GR L13971), which created a management framework for profiling health and safety risks. In addition, there are a number of commercially based projects under various consultancy arrangements looking at space and its use, primarily in office buildings through research contracts with RBS and the BCO. All of this work involves understanding occupancy, the use of space to support human activities of buildings through time from planning to operations. His projects are best described as applications research working in collaboration with commercial organisations. He is co-editor of Facility Management: risks and opportunities, which highlights this perspective.

Teaching Summary

Peter McLennan has been involved with the MSc Facility and Environment Management programme since its inception in 1992. He has worked in all aspects of delivery and administration for the teaching and learning of this programme within the Bartlett. Since 2001 he has taken over the role as Course Director for the programme, which is accredited by both the British Institute of Facility Managers and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Academic Background
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1989 MSc Master of Science Cornell University
1980 BA Bachelor of Arts – Art History University of Connecticut
1980 BSc Bachelor of Science – Interior Design University of Connecticut
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