Lotte has chaired a design engineering program at a high ranked department of civil engineering for 14 years. She taught courses at both undergraduate and graduate level and conducted supervision of PhD and Post Docs. She has been a guest professor at GUT Gdansk PL, University of Kentucky and visiting scholar at Pennsylvania State University USA. Her research in adaptive reuse, (+ urban mining and design for disassembly) is now taking place at the School of Architecture in Aarhus, where she is professor wsr. Her current interest is a masterclass developed with colleagues in designing within the planetary boundaries (launch August 2023)…yes, it is actually a research question if it is possible! In the future she would like to work more with regenerative principles in architecture.
Curriculum design that promotes interdisciplinary design processes are difficult to make work in real life. However, Jensen holds a special position as originally an artistic, beaux arts architect but for 14 years central to an engineering department. She enjoys exploring methods and tools from both pedagogical cultures. Jensen has conducted research on education in sustainability and interdisciplinary design processes at an international level.
Design Build approaches are close to Lotte’s heart. In 2010-2012 she was project leader for DTU’s solar decathlon team. The design won the award for best integration of solar technology in architecture in Madrid in 2012. In 2018 Lotte received funding from an industry partner to work with the intersection between craftsmanship and digitally aided design processes. The collaboration between architectural students, engineering students and crafts apprentices from the vocational school NEXT is now repeated each year.
Here is a video (Danish) about the workshop where the 3 types of students harvest used materials, designs and builds design-for-disassembly wall systems. In 2021 the course was part of the CIRCuIT hackathon.