David Kroll

Dr David Kroll

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


David Kroll is a qualified Architect (UK) and certified Passive House designer.

His research outputs have focused on housing design, sustainability and collaborative design practices. Informed by his own background in practice and academia, his research often creates links between disciplines, involving aspects such as design, technology, construction, history and theory.

David has contributed to national and international publications, including professional publications such as Architecture Australia and the RIBA Journal. He co-edited the book 'Mobilising Housing Histories: Learning from London's Past' (Routledge/RIBA Publishing) with Peter Guillery (UCL).

In architectural practice, David has worked on several high-profile projects. Among others, he 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, he worked on the extension of Brisbane airport.

David completed his PhD at the University of London in 2014. His PhD research was AHRC funded and supervised by the Survey of London (The Bartlett, UCL) and the Centre for Metropolitan History (IHR, University of London). His thesis on London housing history was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Medal for Research 2015.

In 2015, David relocated to Australia from the UK. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in 2017-18 about sustainable prefab housing at the Innovation in Applied Design (IAD) Research Lab, University of Sydney. He has held lecturing roles in Australia and the UK at the University of South Australia, University of Sydney, Anglia Ruskin University, University College London, University of Kent and University of East London.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    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.
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    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.
    2018 Kroll, D. (2018). Architect-surveyors as designers of speculative housing: The case of Norfolk & prior 1901–1923. London Journal, 43(2), 163-188.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2017 Guillery, P., & Kroll, D. (Eds.) (2017). Mobilising Housing Histories Learning from London's Past for a Sustainable Future.
  • 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.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    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.
    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.
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-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 Full Time Kenan Reece Henderson
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83132821
  • Email: david.kroll@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 4
  • Room: 4 74
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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