NZAAR Scientific Committee [DECEMBER 2016]

Dr Paola Leardini Paola Leardini is a Senior Lecturer and the Technology Stream Leader in the School of Architecture. She studied architecture with a focus on green technologies in Milan, Berlin, Leicester and Copenhagen, and holds a PhD on energy efficiency and IEQ of office buildings from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Her doctorate work was undertaken under the guidance of Prof. P. Ole Fanger, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of thermal comfort. Paola has worked as an ESD designer and consultant, and taught in tertiary institutions in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and New Zealand. Her main research focus is on energy perfomance and thermal comfort of new and existing building stock, including investigation and assessment of multiple intervention strategies for low to positive energy buildings. Through her academic and professional activity, Paola has built up extensive experience in building diagnostic and retrofitting. In 2003-04 she contributed to the major urban regeneration and social housing retrofitting program of the historical district “Quartiere Mazzini” in Milan (Italy), funded by the Lombardy Regional Council. Later, her research focused on eco-retrofitting of state housing in New Zealand, financially supported by the University and industry partners. As a certified Passivhaus designer, in 2012 Paola became founding member of the Passive House Institute New Zealand (PHINZ), and in 2014 was Visiting Scientist at the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt (Germany). Her studies on comfort and energy efficiency of new and historic residential buildings have been published internationally. She serves as a reviewer of scientific journals and was invited to join judging panels of prestigious sustainable architecture competitions, including the Climate CoLab by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. Paola’s professional and academic work aims at dissolving the apparent dichotomy between design and performance in architecture, especially through her latest reserch on performative design and eco-digital fabrication. Her current research projects also include: perfomance assessment of certified green office and residential buildings, smart technologies and smart grid, and positive tourism development. She recently joint the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, an inter-disciplinary research initiative involving over 80 research, industry and government partners, to deliver socio-technical urban water management solutions to make Australian towns and cities water sensitive.

Dr Paola Leardini

Paola Leardini is a Senior Lecturer and the Technology Stream Leader in the School of Architecture. She studied architecture with a focus on green technologies in Milan, Berlin, Leicester and Copenhagen, and holds a PhD on energy efficiency and IEQ of office buildings from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Her doctorate work was undertaken under the guidance of Prof. P. Ole Fanger, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of thermal comfort.

Paola has worked as an ESD designer and consultant, and taught in tertiary institutions in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and New Zealand. Her main research focus is on energy perfomance and thermal comfort of new and existing building stock, including investigation and assessment of multiple intervention strategies for low to positive energy buildings. Through her academic and professional activity, Paola has built up extensive experience in building diagnostic and retrofitting. In 2003-04 she contributed to the major urban regeneration and social housing retrofitting program of the historical district “Quartiere Mazzini” in Milan (Italy), funded by the Lombardy Regional Council. Later, her research focused on eco-retrofitting of state housing in New Zealand, financially supported by the University and industry partners. As a certified Passivhaus designer, in 2012 Paola became founding member of the Passive House Institute New Zealand (PHINZ), and in 2014 was Visiting Scientist at the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt (Germany). Her studies on comfort and energy efficiency of new and historic residential buildings have been published internationally. She serves as a reviewer of scientific journals and was invited to join judging panels of prestigious sustainable architecture competitions, including the Climate CoLab by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

Paola’s professional and academic work aims at dissolving the apparent dichotomy between design and performance in architecture, especially through her latest reserch on performative design and eco-digital fabrication. Her current research projects also include: perfomance assessment of certified green office and residential buildings, smart technologies and smart grid, and positive tourism development. She recently joint the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, an inter-disciplinary research initiative involving over 80 research, industry and government partners, to deliver socio-technical urban water management solutions to make Australian towns and cities water sensitive.

Professor Derek Clements-croome He is a Co Director and founder of MSc Intelligent Buildings Course at the University of Reading where he is also a Director of the Intelligent Buildings Research Group. The second edition of the book Creating the Productive Workplace was published by Routledge in 2005. He is the editor and part author of this book and also Intelligent Buildings: Design, Management and Operation (publisher / Thomas Telford 2004) also available in Chinese. He has developed a portfolio of projects including sustainability, building facades, system reliability, building rating methodology and design quality (including ventilation) in schools and effects of this on students learning, all funded by EPSRC and DTI ( now TSB). He is a visiting professor at several universities in China and acts as an external PhD examiner nationally and in Finland. He was Vice-President of CIBSE and chairs CIBSE committees including one on intelligent buildings that has over 2000 members from over 118 countries. He is a research project adviser at Reading University. He has sat on Panels for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and also is a member of their College; he has also sat on a Panel on the Dynamics of Ageing for the Economics and Social Sciences Research Council. He is a member of the Board of the British Council of Offices. He is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Professor Derek Clements-croome

He is a Co Director and founder of MSc Intelligent Buildings Course at the University of Reading where he is also a Director of the Intelligent Buildings Research Group. The second edition of the book Creating the Productive Workplace was published by Routledge in 2005. He is the editor and part author of this book and also Intelligent Buildings: Design, Management and Operation (publisher / Thomas Telford 2004) also available in Chinese. He has developed a portfolio of projects including sustainability, building facades, system reliability, building rating methodology and design quality (including ventilation) in schools and effects of this on students learning, all funded by EPSRC and DTI ( now TSB). He is a visiting professor at several universities in China and acts as an external PhD examiner nationally and in Finland. He was Vice-President of CIBSE and chairs CIBSE committees including one on intelligent buildings that has over 2000 members from over 118 countries. He is a research project adviser at Reading University. He has sat on Panels for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and also is a member of their College; he has also sat on a Panel on the Dynamics of Ageing for the Economics and Social Sciences Research Council. He is a member of the Board of the British Council of Offices. He is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Professor Arto Kiviniemi Dr Arto Kiviniemi, Professor of Digital Architectural Design, is one of the internationally leading experts in the integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) which he has developed both in Finland and internationally since 1996. In 1997-2002 Arto lead the Finnish national R&D programme which created the foundation for Finland’s position as one of the leading countries adopting BIM. In May 2010 he moved to UK, first to the University of Salford, where he initiated the first MSc BIM programme in the UK, and in September 2013 he started in his current position at the University of Liverpool. Internationally Arto’s main activities have been related to the International Alliance for Interoperability, now known as buildingSMART International. Arto was one of its founding members in 1996 and acted as the Chairman of the International Council and Executive Committee 1998-2000, Deputy Chairman 2000-2002 and Chairman of the International Technical Management Committee 2005-2007. Currently he is a member of the International Technical Advisory Group. Arto has presented over 100 keynote and invited lectures in international seminars and conferences around the world since 1996. For his international merits in developing integrated BIM Arto received the FIATECH CETI Outstanding Researcher Award in March 2009 and the Order of the Knight of White Rose of Finland in December 2012.

Professor Arto Kiviniemi

Dr Arto Kiviniemi, Professor of Digital Architectural Design, is one of the internationally leading experts in the integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) which he has developed both in Finland and internationally since 1996. In 1997-2002 Arto lead the Finnish national R&D programme which created the foundation for Finland’s position as one of the leading countries adopting BIM. In May 2010 he moved to UK, first to the University of Salford, where he initiated the first MSc BIM programme in the UK, and in September 2013 he started in his current position at the University of Liverpool. Internationally Arto’s main activities have been related to the International Alliance for Interoperability, now known as buildingSMART International. Arto was one of its founding members in 1996 and acted as the Chairman of the International Council and Executive Committee 1998-2000, Deputy Chairman 2000-2002 and Chairman of the International Technical Management Committee 2005-2007. Currently he is a member of the International Technical Advisory Group. Arto has presented over 100 keynote and invited lectures in international seminars and conferences around the world since 1996. For his international merits in developing integrated BIM Arto received the FIATECH CETI Outstanding Researcher Award in March 2009 and the Order of the Knight of White Rose of Finland in December 2012.

Professor Nicholas Temple Professor Nicholas Temple joined the University of Huddersfield as Professor of Architecture in April 2012, having previously taught at the University of Lincoln as both Professor of Architecture and Head of the School of Architecture. Born in Australia Temple studied architecture at Cambridge University and has a PhD on the subject of architecture and urbanism in early 16th Century Rome. He was a Rome Scholar in Architecture (1986-88) at the British School at Rome, and recently was awarded a Paul Mellon Rome Fellow (2012).

Professor Nicholas Temple

Professor Nicholas Temple joined the University of Huddersfield as Professor of Architecture in April 2012, having previously taught at the University of Lincoln as both Professor of Architecture and Head of the School of Architecture. Born in Australia Temple studied architecture at Cambridge University and has a PhD on the subject of architecture and urbanism in early 16th Century Rome. He was a Rome Scholar in Architecture (1986-88) at the British School at Rome, and recently was awarded a Paul Mellon Rome Fellow (2012).

Professor John V. Mutlow Professor John V. Mutlow FAIA, AA Dip. (TP), M.Arch (UD) UCLA, is a teacher, researcher and architect who has focused a majority of his academic and professional life on the design of affordable housing and community settings for the less economically advantaged. He is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California, where he was Chair of Graduate Studies from 2008 - 2012  and was the Director of the Advanced Undergraduate Program from 1991- 1994. He also practices architecture in Los Angeles where his office specializes in affordable housing for the less advantaged with emphasis on the social consideration of its occupants. Professor’s Mutlow is nationally known for his leadership, work, and lectures on Affordable Housing and related social issues, an area he has specialized in for the past 35 years.

Professor John V. Mutlow

Professor John V. Mutlow FAIA, AA Dip. (TP), M.Arch (UD) UCLA, is a teacher, researcher and architect who has focused a majority of his academic and professional life on the design of affordable housing and community settings for the less economically advantaged. He is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California, where he was Chair of Graduate Studies from 2008 - 2012  and was the Director of the Advanced Undergraduate Program from 1991- 1994. He also practices architecture in Los Angeles where his office specializes in affordable housing for the less advantaged with emphasis on the social consideration of its occupants. Professor’s Mutlow is nationally known for his leadership, work, and lectures on Affordable Housing and related social issues, an area he has specialized in for the past 35 years.

Professor Gaetano Fusco Gaetano Fusco is Associate Professor of Transport at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Roma “La Sapienza”, where he teaches “Traffic Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems”. From 1992 to 2005 he has been Assistant professor (Researcher). On 2014 he has been qualified as Full Professor.  He is a scientific expert of the Italian Ministry of University and Research and reviewer of several Research and Development projects funded by the Ministry of University and Research and by the Ministry o the Industry. He is Principal investigator of several research projects funded by the Faculty of Engineering and is being participating to various national and international research projects. His research activity, reported in about 80 papers published on the national and international scientific literature, has tackled numerous issues of transport systems engineering, as: demand and supply models, methods and regulation for public transit planning and design; nevertheless, it has been mainly addressed to Intelligent Transportation Systems; in particular: models and methods for traffic signal coordination, traveller information systems design, modelling and detection of traffic incidents, traffic state forecasting.

Professor Gaetano Fusco

Gaetano Fusco is Associate Professor of Transport at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Roma “La Sapienza”, where he teaches “Traffic Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems”. From 1992 to 2005 he has been Assistant professor (Researcher). On 2014 he has been qualified as Full Professor. 
He is a scientific expert of the Italian Ministry of University and Research and reviewer of several Research and Development projects funded by the Ministry of University and Research and by the Ministry o the Industry.
He is Principal investigator of several research projects funded by the Faculty of Engineering and is being participating to various national and international research projects. His research activity, reported in about 80 papers published on the national and international scientific literature, has tackled numerous issues of transport systems engineering, as: demand and supply models, methods and regulation for public transit planning and design; nevertheless, it has been mainly addressed to Intelligent Transportation Systems; in particular: models and methods for traffic signal coordination, traveller information systems design, modelling and detection of traffic incidents, traffic state forecasting.

Professor Mehdi Sabet Professor Sabet is a design educator and practitioner with many years of architecture and interior design teaching experience in the United States and the Middle East, and a licensed and a registered architect in the State of New York. He received his Master's Degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Va. in 1978,  and BFA in Environmental Design/Interior Design from Parsons School of Design and the New School for Social Research, New York in 1976. For the past four years, he has been teaching at the Zayed University, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, an all-girls higher education institution. Prior to his ZU experience, he taught architecture, interior design, and Foundations at the American University of Sharjah for fourteen years. In both institutions, hehad the privilege of collaboration with numerous academic and professional entities, and participated in various community services and scholarly activities. He had the opportunity to teach independently and collaboratively (inter and cross disciplinary studios), advised students to meet their academic goals, and met with their parents to discuss and resolve students’ academic and personal challenges. He has effectively engaged in healthy discourse with faculty and design community on variety of design pedagogy and practice issues.

Professor Mehdi Sabet

Professor Sabet is a design educator and practitioner with many years of architecture and interior design teaching experience in the United States and the Middle East, and a licensed and a registered architect in the State of New York. He received his Master's Degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Va. in 1978,  and BFA in Environmental Design/Interior Design from Parsons School of Design and the New School for Social Research, New York in 1976.

For the past four years, he has been teaching at the Zayed University, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, an all-girls higher education institution. Prior to his ZU experience, he taught architecture, interior design, and Foundations at the American University of Sharjah for fourteen years. In both institutions, hehad the privilege of collaboration with numerous academic and professional entities, and participated in various community services and scholarly activities. He had the opportunity to teach independently and collaboratively (inter and cross disciplinary studios), advised students to meet their academic goals, and met with their parents to discuss and resolve students’ academic and personal challenges. He has effectively engaged in healthy discourse with faculty and design community on variety of design pedagogy and practice issues.


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