David Kroll

Dr David Kroll

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Architect (UK), educator and researcher. Lecturing in design and construction, I am passionate about good architecture that enhances people’s lives. My research focuses on sustainable design, housing and built heritage, and it draws on my background and training in architecture, applied design research and architectural history and theory. Certified Passive House Designer.

I have significant experience in architectural practice and have worked on several high-profile projects. Among others, I worked for CF Møller Architects, London, on the Athletes’ Village (designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4) and on the Darwin Centre Two of the Natural History Museum (nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award). For Bligh Voller Neild, I worked on the extension of Brisbane airport.

I hold a PhD from the University of London and have contributed to leading national and international publications, including professional publications such as Architecture Australia and the RIBA Journal. In 2017, I co-edited the book 'Mobilising Housing Histories: Learning from London's Past' (Routledge/RIBA Publishing) with Peter Guillery (UCL). My PhD research on London housing history was AHRC funded and supervised by the Survey of London (The Bartlett, UCL/English Heritage) and the Centre for Metropolitan History (IHR, University of London), and my PhD thesis was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Medal for Research 2015. I also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in 2017-18 at the Innovation in Applied Design (IAD) Research Lab, University of Sydney.

I have 20+ years of academic teaching experience and have held appointments in Australia and the UK at the University of South Australia, University of Sydney, Anglia Ruskin University, University College London, University of Kent and the University of East London.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Lionar, R., Kroll, D., Soebarto, V., Sharifi, E., & Aburas, M. (2024). A review of research on self-shading façades in warm climates. Energy and Buildings, 314, 114203.
    2023 Croffi, J., Kroll, D., Soebarto, V., Barrie, H., & McDougall, K. (2023). Wellbeing fostered by design: a framework for evaluating indoor environment performance. Buildings and Cities, 4(1), 507-523.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Kroll, D., Morris, D., Weijers-Coghlan, J., & Brambilla, A. (2022). Architectural Education in Unfamiliar Territory: The Fish River Aboriginal Ranger Accommodation Project. Charrette, 8(1), 59-77.
    2020 Kroll, D. (2020). Speculative House Builders as Designers: The Case of the Reader Brothers 1898-1939 in Greater London. Construction History, 35(2), 67-88.
    2020 Kroll, D., Breen Lovett, S., Jimenez-Bescos, C., Chisnall, P., & Aitchison, M. (2020). Passive house vs. passive design: sociotechnical issues in a practice-based design research project for a low-energy house. Architectural Science Review, 63(3-4), 361-371.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2019 Breen Lovett, S., & Kroll, D. P. (2019). Expanding Architectural Practice through Contemporary Art: Case Study on the Kandos Art Facility. Scroope: Cambridge Architecture Journal, 28, 80-92.
    2018 Kroll, D. (2018). Architect-surveyors as designers of speculative housing: The case of Norfolk & prior 1901–1923. London Journal, 43(2), 163-188.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2017 Guillery, P., & Kroll, D. (Eds.) (2017). Mobilising Housing Histories Learning from London's Past for a Sustainable Future.
    - Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (n.d.). . SAHANZ.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2017 Kroll, D. P. (2017). Urban Design in Victorian London: The Minet Estate in Lambeth 1870 to c. 1910. In P. Guillery, & D. Kroll (Eds.), Mobilising Housing Histories Learning from London's Past. London, United Kingdom: Routledge/RIBA Publishing.
    2017 Kroll, D., & Pelsmakers, S. (2017). Victorian Houses: Recent Approaches to Sustainable Retrofit. In P. Guillery, & D. Kroll (Eds.), Mobilising Housing Histories Learning from London's Past. London, United Kingdom: Routledge/RIBA Publishing.
    2016 Pelsmakers, S., & Kroll, D. (2016). The sustainable retrofit challenge: What does it mean for architecture?. In K. L. Thomas, T. Amhoff, & N. Beech (Eds.), Industries of Architecture (Vol. 1, pp. 316-323). Abingdon, Oxon; United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Kroll, D., Weijers-Coghlan, J., & Brambilla, A. (2022). Thermal performance of student-built naturally ventilated remote accommodation in Fish River, NT. In Proceedings of the International Conference of Architectural Science Association Vol. 2022-December (pp. 570-579).
    2018 Kroll, D., Breen Lovett, S., & Aitchison, M. (2018). Sustainable Prefab Houses: Challenging Conventions in Design, Construction and Occupation. In http://zemch.org/proceedings/2018/ZEMCH2018.pdf (pp. 1-19). online: Zemch Network.
    2017 McGinley, T., Abroe, B., Kroll, D., Murphy, M., Sare, T., & Gu, N. (2017). Agile X UniSA Pavilion: Agile principles and the parametric paradox. In CAADRIA 2017 - 22nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Protocols, Flows and Glitches (pp. 169-178). Hong Kong: CAADRIA.
    Scopus2 WoS1
    2016 Madigan, D., & Kroll, D. (2016). Alternative Infill Strategies for Established Residential Suburbs in Adelaide and London. In AMPS Proceedings Series 7 (pp. 102-112). online: AMPS.
    2015 Kroll, D. P. (2015). Lessons from Victorian Housing for Open Building: A Study of the Minet Estate in London, c. 1870-1910. In https://www.research-collection.ethz.ch/handle/20.500.11850/110107. Zurich.
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Feasibility of sustainability in robotically performance of kinetic structural designs in architecture Generated by Artificial Intelligence - Interfacing parametric design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Farnaz Nazarzadeh Ansaroudi
    2024 Co-Supervisor The role of green infrastructure design in mitigating the urban heat island effect and the impact on the health of older people Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Linglue Xia
    2023 Principal Supervisor Edge computing devices and radio frequency in a model-based IoT ecosystem to manage council assets Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Adam Hadji
    2023 Principal Supervisor Interdisciplinary & Cross-cultural Collaborative Design Studios for Community Architecture Projects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Annette Joseph
    2022 Principal Supervisor Unexpected Expectations: Material Collision for a Purpose, Ensemble of Imperfections through Adoptive Process Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Mirai Morita
    2022 Co-Supervisor Investigating the relationship between the Built Environment, Wellbeing and Social Value: A case study of a high-rise mixed-use building in the City of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Juliana Croffi Calixto
    2022 Principal Supervisor Self-shading steel facades for buildings in warm climates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ricardo Lionar
    2020 Principal Supervisor The houses of the architectural practice of F. W. Dancker & Son (1880-1944): An international perspective and the search for a South Australian style. Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Kenan Reece Henderson
    2020 Co-Supervisor Aiming to establish an innovative and sympathetic way to undertake issues of abandonment in neglected heritage buildings. The objective is to overcome the barriers which have instigated these buildings to become dormant un-utilised and undeveloped. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Madeline Louise Nolan
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83132821
  • Email: david.kroll@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Architecture and Landscape Architecture

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