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.
Grant activity includes:
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.
Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), member of Resilience Expert Reference Panel.
Panel member, Sustainable Suburbs: Designing Thermal Comfort, NSW Museum of Applied Art and Science (MAAS) event, 10 March 2019.
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
Heat Mitigation project, Darwin, Northern Territory: Heat mitigation program: Darwin, Northern Territory (apo.org.au)
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
My Research Supervision
K. Daniel Yu (T1/2022 commencement): "Computationally assessing, optimising and designing-out heat for the urban environment". Joint supervisory role.
2021 education roles:
2019 education roles:
2018 education roles: