Dr Jonathan Lionel Fox
Lecturer

Dr Jonathan Lionel Fox

  • PhD (UNSW 2021)
  • Master of Sustainability (Sydney University 2013)
  • Bachelor (Master equivalent) of Architecture (WITS University, Johannesburg)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (WITS University, Johannesburg)
  • Bachelor of Science (Engineering) (University of Cape Town).
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Lecturer in high-performance architecture in the School of Built Environment, FADA, UNSW, and course convener for MArch first-year design studios. Prior work includes sustainability roles in local government, director of own architectural practice for over ten years and sessional academic in architecture, sustainability and planning. PhD in architecture and urban microclimates. Interest in transdisciplinarity and knowledge transfer from climate science to architectural design. Available for PhD supervision and collaborate research opportunities. 

Phone
0408 022 788
Location
Red Centre West Wing

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Fox J; Osmond P; Peters A, 2019, 'The effect of building facades on outdoor microclimates - reflectance recovery from terrestrial multispectral images using a robust empirical line method', in Zinzi M; Santamouris M (ed.), Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03897-637-0
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Haddad S; Paolini R; Ulpiani G; Synnefa A; Hatvani-Kovacs G; Garshasbi S; Fox J; Vasilakopoulou K; Nield L; Santamouris M, 2020, 'Holistic approach to assess co-benefits of local climate mitigation in a hot humid region of Australia', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71148-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fox JL; Osmond P; Peters A, 2018, 'The Effect of Building Facades on Outdoor Microclimate—Reflectance Recovery from Terrestrial Multispectral Images Using a Robust Empirical Line Method', Climate, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cli6030056
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Fox J; Osmond P; Peters A, 2019, 'The effect of building facades on outdoor microclimates - reflectance recovery from terrestrial multispectral images using a robust empirical line method', in Zinzi M; Santamouris M (ed.), Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03897-637-0
  • Reports | 2018
    Prasad DK; Lan D; Yenneti K; William C; Fox J; Ding L; Fan H; Craft W; Sanchez A; Li X; Arnold P; Bouhmad K; Earley R; Wang Y; Wu J; Li F; You N; D'Aragon J, 2018, Guidelines for Sustainable Cities and Communities in China, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya, DTI/2207/PA, https://resourceefficientcities.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Guidelines-for-Sustainable-Cities-and-Communities-in-China.pdf
  • Creative Written Works | 2016
    Osmond PW; Fox J, 2016, Building cool cities for a hot future, Building cool cities for a hot future, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/building-cool-cities-for-a-hot-future-57489
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Fox JL; De Pooter N, 2016, 'The effect of building facades on outdoor microclimate –dependence model development using terrestrial thermography and multivariate analysis', in Lan Ding, Francesco Fiorito, Paul Osmond (ed.), Procedia Engineering 180 (2017), Elsevier, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1326 - 1334, presented at International High- Performance Built Environment Conference – A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16), iHBE 2016, Sydney, Australia, 17 November 2016 - 18 November 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.295
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Fox JL, 2014, 'The Effect of Facades on Outdoor Microclimate: A Review', in Muscio A (ed.), The Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat island, Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat island, Venice, presented at Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat island, Venice, 13 October 2014 - 15 October 2014, http://www.ic2uhi.unimore.it/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Haddad S; Paolini R; Ulpiani G; Synnefa A; Hatvani-Kovacs G; Garshasbi S; Fox J; Vasilakopoulou K; Nield L; Santamouris M, 2020, 'Holistic approach to assess co-benefits of local climate mitigation in a hot humid region of Australia', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71148-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fox JL; Osmond P; Peters A, 2018, 'The Effect of Building Facades on Outdoor Microclimate—Reflectance Recovery from Terrestrial Multispectral Images Using a Robust Empirical Line Method', Climate, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cli6030056

Awards

Grants

Grant activity includes:

  • currently working on DECRA application (2021)
  • CRC Low Carbon Living: Guide to urban cooling strategies (UNSW RG162627, 2016)
  • internal infrastructure (equipment) grant (UNSW Faculty of BE, 2015)

Media

PhD in architecture and urban microclimate research with a focus on the effects of facade design on facade surface temperature and outdoor microclimate. Interest in transdisciplinarity and knowledge transfer between technical and constructivist epistemologies. Available for PhD supervision and collaborate research opportunities. Current research on pedestrian outdoor thermal comfort and the application of thermal judgement in architectural design.

2019

Panel member, Sustainable Suburbs: Designing Thermal Comfort, NSW Museum of Applied Art and Science (MAAS) event, 10 March 2019.

2018-2019

Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), member of Resilience Expert Reference Panel.

2018

ABC New Radio, Western Sydney’s urban heat island, podcast and web article, 1 March 2018. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/the-signal/why-are-australian-cities-getting-so-hot/9494774

2017

Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February 2017, on-line and print article, on microclimate, thermal comfort and urban heat. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-how-urbanisation-creates-hot-microclimates-in-our-suburbs-20170209-gu9b02.html

2016 and earlier

The Conversation, 21 April 2016, “Building cool cities for a cool future”, on microclimate and urban heat mitigation. Co-author. https://theconversation.com/building-cool-cities-for-a-hot-future-57489

Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November 2015, video and print article, on microclimate, thermal comfort and urban heat. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/blowing-hot-or-cool-depends-on-where-youre-at-says-urban-microclimate-expert-20151120-gl3xa0.html

2021 education roles:

  • ARCH1361 - Architecture and Building Environment 2: course co-convenor and lecturer (thermal comfort)
  • ARCH7112 - Integrated Design Studio 1 (MArch, first year, term 2): course design, convenor and studio master
  • ARCH7113 - Integrated Design Studio 2 (MArch, first year, term 3): course design, convenor and studio master

2019 education roles:

  • BEIL6009 - Integrated Building Design (Sydney Opera House case study): course design, convenor and lecturer
  • ARCH1361 - Architecture and Building Environment 2: course co-convenor and lecturer (thermal comfort)
  • ARCH 7112 - Integrated Design Studio (Masters of Architecture, Year 1): course designer, convenor and studio Master

2018 education roles:

  • ARCH1361 - Architecture and Building Environment 2: course co-convenor and lecturer (thermal comfort)
  • ARCH7202 - Major Design Studio: course convenor
  • ARCH7219 - Graduation Exhibition: course convenor