Veronica Soebarto

Professor Veronica Soebarto

Professor

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of the Professions

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


Veronica joined the University of Adelaide in 1998 after completing a Post-Doctorate Research Associate position at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA, and PhD and Master of Architecture degrees from the same university. She is the leader of the Sustainable Built Environment research group and her research interests span from age-friendly built environment, environmental performance assessments of buildings, building performance simulation, building monitoring, human thermal comfort, to the social dimension of sustainable design.

Veronica is a member of the Sustainable Built Environment Research Group. Her research interests include:

  • Building thermal/energy simulation.
  • Environmental monitoring.
  • Sustainable building design and assessments.
  • Human thermal comfort
  • Social dimension of sustainability and sustainable design.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Professor University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2017 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2000 - 2006 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1998 - 1999 Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award Executive Dean's Research Commendation 2017 Faculty of Professions, University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 Award Beacon Commendations for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning: Implementing effective HDR Supervisory Practices The University of Adelaide Australia $2,000
    2014 Award Executive Dean's Research Award 2014 University of Adelaide Australia AU$2,000
    2000 Award Good Teaching Award University of Adelaide Australia
    1997 Award IBPSA Outstanding Young Contributor Award 1997 International Building Performance Simulation Associaion USD500
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1993 - 1996 Texas A&M University United States PhD
    1991 - 1992 Texas A&M University United States Master of Architecture
    1982 - 1987 University of Indonesia Indonesia B.Arch.Eng.

2018 - 2020

Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery DP180102019 "Improving thermal environment of housing for older Australians" ($413K), with Dino Pisaniello, Alana Hansen, Terence Williamson, Jian Zuo, Renuka Visvanathan, Joost van Hoof.

2016-2017

Chief Investigator, University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund, "Planning and Design of Public Spaces to Support Ageing Well" ($42K)

2014-2015  

Chief Investigator, University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund and Faculty of Professions Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research Fund,“Scoping Study for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in South Australia” ($29K)

2011-2013          

Co-Chief Investigator, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) research “A Framework for Adaptation of Australian Households to Heat Waves” ($468K)

2011-2012          

Co-Chief Investigator, South Australian Government Sector Agreements research “City of Adelaide Urban Heat Island Micro-Climate Study” ($50K)

2007                    

Chief Investigator, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan, “Christie Walk Eco City Project: Joint Case Study of APFED Award winning project”  ($10K)

 

2006                    

Chief Investigator, Faculty Small Grant Research “Investigation of the performance of some ‘sustainable’ wall materials for houses”

2002 – 2005      

Chief Investigator 2, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Research: “Building and Ethics: Understanding a Corpus of Contemporary Australian Award-Winning Houses as Responses to Ecological, Social and Built Contexts”($250K)

2003 – 2004       

Co-Chief Investigator, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) research: “Affordability and Sustainability Outcomes of Suburban Development and Master Planned Communities – A Triple Bottom Line Assessment” ($120K)

2015-2016: Studio group leader, Architecture Final Project

2015: Co-coordinator, Overseas Experiential Studio (Vanuatu)

2014: Co-coordinator, Design Studio IV (Indonesia)

2013 - current: Course Coordinator, lecturer and tutor, Advanced Architecture Technologies

2012 - current: Course Coordinator, lecturer and tutor, Environment II

2012: Coordinator, Architecture Thesis A and B

2010 - 2011:  Course Coordinator, lecturer and tutor, Sustainable Residential Building Design

2010 - 2011:  Course Coordinator, lecturer and tutor, Sustainable Commercial Building Design

2006 - 2010: Course Coordinator, lecturer and tutor, Technology in Design

2010 - 2012: Course Coordinator, lecturer and tutor, Architecture Studio Elective B

2008, 2010: Course Coordinator, lecturer and tutor, Architecture Design Studio

1998 - 2009: Course Coordinator, lecturer and tutor, Technology in the Built Environment

1998 - 1999: Studio group leader, Architecture Final Project

1998 - 2006: Lecturer in Architecture Studio IB, IC, II, Architecture Processes, Building Design Studio

 

 

 

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Pathway to Net Life Cycle Zero Energy Buildings - Filling Gaps in Current National Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hossein Omrany
    2018 Co-Supervisor How Law Can be Used to Shape Urban Environments That Both Feel Safe and are Safe from Weaponised Vehicles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Andrew John Raymond Hawking
    2018 Principal Supervisor Managing thermal comfort in energy-efficient houses for older Australians: design and planning guidelines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Larissa Arakawa Martins
    2017 Principal Supervisor Environmental Performance and Impact Assessment of 3D Printed Cob Constructions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohamed Sabry Radwan Mohamed Gomaa
    2016 Principal Supervisor Investigation into Sustainable Facade Design for Increased Thermal Comfort in Modern Buildings Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Marina Aburas
    2015 Principal Supervisor Unexpected Expectations: Material Collision for a Purpose, Ensemble of Imperfections through Adoptive Process Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Mirai Morita
    2015 Principal Supervisor Carbon Zero Retrofit Small Scale Architecture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Gillian Armstrong
    2014 Principal Supervisor Thermal Comfort and Health in Aging Australians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Rachel Desley Bills
    2014 Principal Supervisor How Design Processes Shape the Culture that Produce it Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Yonas Ahmed Mohammed
    2014 Co-Supervisor Development of A New Methodology for Occupant Thermal Comfort Assessment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Andrew Stephen Carre
    2014 Co-Supervisor Towards A Socially Sustainable Educational Space Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Farjana Rahaman
    2013 Co-Supervisor Developing a New Paradigm for Heritage Conservation - Sustainable Development Adoptive Re-Use and The Legislative Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Carolyn Wigg
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Towards Sustainability in the Chinese Construction Industry: A Transition Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ruidong Chang
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Thermal Mavericks in Australia: A Study of Occupant Preferences in Dwellings of Atypical Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Lyrian Rose Daniel
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor High-rise Residential Buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Strategies for Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Tahmina Ahsan
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Energy Independent Residential Development for Dhaka City, Bangladesh Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Rehnuma Parveen
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Earthship Architecture: post occupancy evaluation, thermal performance and life cycle assessment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Martin Freney
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor How primary schools really work: Architecture, use, and perspectives Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Linda Pearce
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Defining Genius Loci and Qualifying Cultural Landscape of the Minahasa Ethnic Community in the North Sulawesi, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Cynthia Erlita Virgin Wuisang
    2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Thermal and structural performances of insulated cavity rammed earth wall houses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiang Dong
    2008 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Development of A Sustainability Assessment Framework for Malaysian Office Buildings Using A Mixed- Methods Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Zalina Shari
    2008 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Green Commercial Office Buildings: Environmental Performance and User Perceptions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Vanessa Menadue
    2003 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Building Climatology and Thermal Comfort Thermal Environments and Occupant (Comfort) Responses in Philippine Office Buildings Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mary Andamon
    2002 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Architecture and the Politics of Identity in Indonesia A Study of the Cultural History of Aceh Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Izziah Hasan
    2001 - 2005 Co-Supervisor PREDICTING AIR TEMPERATURES IN CITY STREETS ON THE BASIS OF MEASURED REFERENCE DATA Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Evyatar Erell
    2000 - 2004 Co-Supervisor Dimensions of sustainability: Case study of new housing in Adelaide and Hanoi Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Viet Nguyen
    1999 - 2008 Co-Supervisor The Spatial Representation of Embodied Energy of Residential Areas in the Urban Environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Stephen Frederick Pullen
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135695
  • Email: veronica.soebarto@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4377
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 4
  • Room: 4 61
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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