Magdalena Magdziak, PhD Eng. Arch.
A graduate at the Faculty of Architecture, Białystok Univeristy of Technology. She also studied at the Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Department of Architecture Sint-Lucas, Brussels, Belgium (Erasmus-Socrates Programme). She achieved her Master of Science Degree in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning in 2005. Her Master’s thesis was entitled: Szkoła Sztuk Pięknych w Białymstoku, (eng. A School of Fine Arts in Białystok) under the guidance of Adam Jakimowicz, PhD Eng. Arch. (a Commendation in Diploma of the Year Competition of Zbyszek Zawistowski granted by the SARP; a Commendation of Master’s thesis granted by the Minister of Construction and Transportation). In 2014 she defended her Doctoral thesis with honours at the Łódź Univeristy of Technology entitled Formy mieszkaniowe dla osób starszych, (eng. Housing Forms for the Elderly) which was prepared under the guidance of Grażyna Dąbrowska-Milewska, PhD DSc. Eng. Arch. A co-author of projects concering single-family and multi-family houses and an author of interior design projects.
Since 2009 she has conducted research related to the issues concerning seniors’ living environment in Polish Nursing Homes, as well as various forms of housing for the elderly in the other countries, which are not present in Poland (in-situ studies in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden). Her research also includes forms of housing which are available, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the elderly and disabled people.2 April 2018