Professor - Smart, Low Carbon Built Environments
Since January 2016
Since June 2011
Head of Discipline - Architecture & Design
March 2010 --- July 2011
In 2010 I was appointed Head of Discipline for Architecture & Design at UNSW, Australia’s largest built-environment Faculty. In this role I was academic supervisor for the Faculty of the Built Environment’s full-time and part-time staff in the design programs. I also supported the design and implementation of the discipline's multi-million dollar budget for the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design and Sustainable Development. I was responsible for ensuring quality learning and teaching outcomes, monitoring and guiding academic performance and contributing to the leadership and strategy of the Faculty over all.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Architecture
July 2003 --- June 2011
Masters Sustainable Development – SUSD0002 Materials Resources & Sustainability: Course Convenor - core course in sustainable design decision-making. Technology Stream Leader for the Architecture Program UNSW:, Responsible for the quality of teaching and learning in Environment, Structures and Construction. Teaching and tutoring 1st – 3rd year Construction. Curriculum development including integrating education for sustainability in technology. Course administration for more than 300 students each semester. Convenor – Faculty of the Built Environment, Environment and Sustainability Research Group: Developing a research culture around core themes of built-environment sustainability, assisting PhD and Academic research staff with publications, hosting research seminars and review panels, managing the group web-site. Studio Leader ARCH1501/2 – Graduating Studio: Exploring sustainable design in architecture – specialist final year architectural design studio focused on architectural agency in the debate on sustainable development. 2003 – 2005 Convener ARCH1202 Second year, second semester core design studio. ARCH 1202 was the first design studio at UNSW to teach the fundamental principles and building technologies of environmentally sustainable design as a basis for architectural design and studio learning. It was nominated for a Dean’s Teaching Award in 2004 and has been designed as an action-research project investigating design as way of developing ecological literacy.
Co-ordinator/Technical Advisor - Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative
October 2007 --- June 2010
UNEP-SBCI a partnership of major public and private sector stakeholders in the building sector, working to promote sustainable building policies and practices worldwide. www.unep.org/sbci Co-ordination of the UNEP-SBCI secretariat and research activities requires advising strategy, managing advisory board and expert task groups, managing and generating membership, fundraising, contributing to, reviewing and managing production of key research publications, representing UNEP-SBCI internationally; Advising UNEP and other UN agencies on sustainable buildings policies and programs. I also provided design review and technical advise on the design of the New Office Facility in Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.unep.org/gc/gc26/Building-for-the-Future.pdf
Lecturer - Sustainable Construction
January 1997 --- January 2003
Lecturer in sustainable construction at RMIT and concurrently at their offshore program at the Singapore Institute of Management from 1997 - 2003. 2001 - Developed & delivered a two-week professional training program in Building Cost Estimating for the AusAid/Tuvalu in country training program on the Pacific island of Funafuti, Tuvalu.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture from University of New South Wales in 0