School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK
My passion is for architecture teaching, practice and research that makes a difference and responds to current societal and environmental challenges. Originally born in Belgium, I am a UK chartered architect (ARB/RIBA) with over 15 years of experience in designing, building and teaching sustainable architecture. My specialty is low energy, affordable housing design and housing retrofit. I am particularly interested in how buildings and spaces work in reality, and how architecture exists and changes over seasons and time. This includes how building use and users change and adapt buildings (i.e. actual performance and user satisfaction (POE/BPE)), and how architecture shapes uses and users. I am also interested in pedagogical methods for embedding time, user and performance aspects, and in holistic sustainability approaches.
In my work I attempt to bridge the information gap between research and architectural practice. As such, I single authored ‘The Environmental Design Pocketbook, a comprehensive publication which distils environmental science, legislation and guidance into one easy to use single source, now in its 2nd edition. This publication received commendation by the RIBA President's Medals for ‘Outstanding Practice-located Research' (2012) and was ‘Highly Commended’ for the UKGBC/PRP ‘Rising Star award’ 2013. For selected endorsements see here. Together with Judit Kimpian and Hattie Hartman, I am co-author of 'Energy, People, Buildings: Architecture for a Changing World', due by RIBA Publishing in 2020.
In addition to my architecture degree, I hold 2 specialist masters degrees: an MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies (UEL, 2000), and a Masters in Research (MRes) in Building Energy Demand from UCL (2012). After teaching sustainable architecture at the University of East London (2001-2011), I completed my PhD at the Bartlett, UCL's Faculty of the Built Environment on the retrofit of the UK's existing pre-1919 housing stock, in particular investigating ground floor heat loss (2012-2016). I used in-situ U-value measuring techniques and undertook pilot studies to validate the effect of insulation interventions on floor heat loss. In October 2015, I took up a part-time Environmental Design lectureship at Sheffield University School of Architecture where I also co-led the MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies and undertook UK industry and government funded research. I was also part-time Head of Research at ECD Architects (London + Glasgow) where I supported architects with evidence-based design. Following the UK Brexit referendum, I joined the Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark) as Assistant Professor in Sustainable Architecture where I co-founded a collaborative and transnational research group 'Nordic Sustainable Architecture' with Elizabeth Donovan and Urszula Kozminska. I am now Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the Tampere University Architecture School (Finland) and Chair of the ASUTUT - Sustainable Housing Design research group and together with colleagues I direct the teaching curriculum in this area.
I am an Associate Editor of Buildings and Cities - an Independent, not-for-profit OA peer-review transdisciplinary journal.
School of Architecture, University of Pretoria, South Africa
* Consultant to City Council's providing independent peer review of over 200 wind tunnel tests of pedestrian level wind environments
* Research publications focus on daylight - particularly its digital simulation - and on quality assurance - believability - of digital simulation of energy, light, and air flow
* Author of numerous papers and of the book 'Designing Comfortable Homes' which formed the basis for the New Zealand Standards publication PAS4244 and for the recent revisions of the New Zealand Building Code.
* Educator at Victoria University School of Architecture from 1979 to present day - specialising in environmental science education for Building Science, Architecture and Interior Design students, plus teaching electives in Digital Modelling and Simulation of Light; Animation exploring 'Architecture as Actor' themes; collaborative design of low energy, healthy, sustainable workplaces
GOALS: to assist in the development of Quality Assurance processes and tools for Digital Simulation of Building Environmental Performance
Specialties: Computer simulation of building performance - including thermal, visual, acoustic and air flow simulation.
Over 35 years of consultancy to Wellington City on the effects of buildings on wind flows in the city.
40+ years experience teaching architects and building scientists about building environmental performance.
Rohinton Emmanuel is Professor of Sustainable Design and Construction and Director, Research Centre for Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM) at Glasgow Caledonian University. He pioneered the inquiry of urban heat island studies in warm regions and has taught and consulted on climate and environment sensitive design, building and urban sustainability and its assessment, building energy efficiency, thermal comfort and carbon in the built environment. Rohinton was the Secretary of the largest group of urban climate researchers, the International Association for Urban Climate (2010-2013) and was a member of the Expert Team on Urban and Building Climatology (ET 4.4) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as well as the CIB Working Group (W108) on “Buildings and Climate Change.” He has also worked as a green building consultant (LEED certification) and has authored over 150 research publications, including An Urban Approach to Climate Sensitive Design (E&FN Spon Press, 2005), Carbon Management in the Built Environment (Routledge, 2012), Critical Concepts in Built Environment: Sustainable Buildings (Routledge, 2014) and Urban Climate Challenges in the Tropics (Imperial College Press, 2016).
He is currently the Coordinator of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programme on urban climate and sustainability (MUrCS – www.murcs.eu) as well as a Co-Investigator of a H2020 Project (OPERANDUM) on nature-based solutions to mitigate hydro-meteorological risks.