Greg Keeffe

Professor of Architecture + Urbanism

Queens University, Belfast.


Greg Keeffe is an academic and designer who originally trained as an engineer and has 25 years experience in sustainability, energy use and its impact on the design of built form and urban space. He is Professor of Architecture and Director of Research at Queens University, Belfast.  Previously he held the Chair of Sustainable Architecture at the Leeds School of Architecture  and the Head of Design at the Manchester School of Architecture.

Over the past 20 years he has sought to develop a series of theoretical hypotheses about sustainability.  Most of his work comes out of a free-thinking open-ended discussion about how things should be. Greg has extensive experience of working closely with architects and planners to develop exciting ways of re-invigorating the city through innovative sustainable interventions, informing his work on the sustainable city as synergistic super-organism.  He is author of the book ‘Means Means Means’; which develops a model of a new city, as an econose, of mutually compatible functional elements.