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Dr Lucy Acquaye

Senior Lecturer

Department of Science and Engineering

Lucy  Acquaye


Lucy Acquaye is a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Technology in the Department of Science and Engineering at Solent University. She has over 25 years teaching and working experience in the construction industry. Her teaching focuses on enabling sustainability and digitalization in construction industry. Her research interests include sustainable development, construction digitalization, affordable housing and building maintenance.

Lucy earned a doctorate in construction, a Master of Science in construction management and a Master of Arts in urban and regional planning from the University of Florida. She earned a Master of Arts in sustainable architecture from the University of Portsmouth and a Bachelor of Science in building technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Before joining Solent University, Lucy implemented Building Information Modelling (BIM) across all life cycle stages for buildings at the University of Portsmouth. From strategic development to design, construction, operation, and maintenance stages of a building’s life, she worked with projects, operations, and maintenance teams to research, develop, and apply digitalization tools, methods, and procedures to enable better performance of the estates. She has also worked as a surveyor and site engineer on construction projects.

Lucy teaches the BIM, sustainable building refurbishment and assessment modules at Solent University. She taught built environment modules at Texas A&M University, University of Florida, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Lucy is interested in collaborating and researching with others to find solutions to challenges in the built environment. Some of her research areas include sustainable building materials, affordable housing, sustainable building refurbishment and building maintenance. She would like to further her research by collaborating and contributing in multidisciplinary teams to create a built environment which achieves the 2030 UN Sustainable Development goals and meets the 2015 Paris Agreement for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Further information

Lucy led the digital transformation of construction information at the University of Portsmouth. Working in collaboration with projects, operations, and maintenance team members across the estates, she researched, developed, implemented, and maintained in-house Building Information Modelling (BIM) standards, methods, and procedures to enable better building performance and efficient use to meet the university’s needs.

Lucy was a post-doctoral associate in the department of facilities planning, design and construction at the University of Florida where she assisted with researching and collating information for assessing and certifying the sustainability of university buildings by applying the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. As a housing intern in Neighbourhood Housing and Development Corporation in Florida, Lucy developed a website to provide information to low-income households about home maintenance challenges and prepared inventory of needed home maintenance for government funding.


BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology

Build your architectural career with a professionally accredited degree that delivers industry specific skills and experience.

MSc Sustainable Building Design

Develop your theory and practical skills to graduate from this course as a specialist designer with the education and vision required to help create a sustainable future for the construction industry.