Adj Assoc Prof Rosemary Kennedy


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Doctor of Philsophy (Queensland University of Technology), Grad Cert in Environmental Management (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Architecture (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Design Studies (University of Queensland)

Areas of expertise Ms Rosemary Kennedy is Director of the Centre for Subtropical Design, see http://www.subtropicaldesign.org.au , a collaborative Centre at QUT where she teaches and researches.  Her major research interests include architecture and urban design, planning and public policy for sustainable urbanism and architecture for compact urban settlements in warm climates experiencing population growth and climate change impacts. She has published on subtropical urbanism, including Subtropical Design in South East Queensland, a Handbook for Planners, Developers and Decision Makers.

In collaboration with colleague, Adjunct Professor Peter Richards, she has also developed a highly effective design research methodology using the charrette method to experiment in the design of climatically-appropriate higher density housing typologies for subtropical settlements.  Rosemary was also a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council funded project to research the impacts of high-density living in subtropical cities. The outcomes discuss social, environmental and economic dimensions and are published on http://www.highdensityliveability.org.au.

Rosemary established the Subtropical Cities international conference series which attracts leading researchers, industry professionals and government representatives from China, USA, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Thailand and India working in a wide range of disciplines concerned with human settlement, ecology and culture.  The conference successfully crosses disciplinary boundaries to bring together architects, planners, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, engineers, poets and writers to share knowledge on liveability in warm/hot urban settlements. She works with international collaborators in Singapore and Florida USA where she has been an invited speaker.

In the 1990s Rosemary Kennedy pioneered UVR-protective shade design guidelines, conducting primary research with Profs Brit Andresen and Michael Keniger at UQ, with funding from Queensland Health in ground-breaking skin cancer prevention research through environmental design. Over time, the guidelines established by this research have been adopted Australia-wide. Kennedy is a member of a trans-disciplinary team who are working on Cool and Covered; Designing out skin cancer.

Rosemary is an award-winning architect and was appointed as the Queensland Director of the Australian Institute of Architects National Awards Program in 2008. She has served on the Ministerial Taskforce for the Queensland Centre for Design, and the  Green Door Advisory Committee (2010-2012) advising  the Queensland Minister for Local Government and Planning. She is currently a member of the Independent Design Advisory Panel advising the Brisbane City Council on urban design and architectural design matters.

Rosemary is currently supervising the following PhD research:

Elizabeth Brogden Architecture & Disaster: a theoretical framework for post-disaster shelter design.

John Jory The ‘Eco-Strata’ Tower: the application of height relative variables to tall building design.

Cathryn Chatburn: Delivering the sustainable cities of the future: defining an approach to catalyse change in urban development outcomes.

Rosemary is associate supervisor for the following Masters Design research:

Laurelle Muir: Building resilient communities: the role of place-based community organisations in disaster preparation, response and recovery.

Hayley Sainsbury: You’re the voice: re-imagining and innovating ‘vertical villages’ for future Senior Living

Projects

Additional information

  • Director Centre for Subtropical Design QUT
  • Appointed by Minister for Planning and Infrastructure to Queensland Government’s Green Door Advisory Committee 2010-present
  • Appointed Member of Brisbane City Council’s Independent Design Advisory Panel 2006 – present
  • Co-chair Subtropical Cities 2011 International Conference,  held in partnership with the Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • Appointed Member of River Symposium Strategic Planning Committee 2006-2008
  • Established the first Subtropical Cities International Conference in Brisbane in 2006.
  • Appointed Australian Institute of Architects Qld Awards Director 2008
  • Appointed Australian Institute of Architects Qld Awards Deputy Director 2007
  • Member of Taskforce formed by the Minister for Education Training and the Arts for establishing a Queensland International Centre for Sustainable Design 2007
  • RAIA Qld Awards State Jury Environmental Design Expert 2006
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
Appointed to the Independent Design Advisory Panel (IDAP)in 2006, and reappointed for my fifth term in 2014, to advise the Brisbane City Council on, among other things, development proposals that may have a significant impact on various matters such as the city's skyline, streescapes, public spaces, historical buildings, and the sustainability, functional and aesthetic merrits of such proposals.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2013
Details
Co-Chair of Subtropical Cities 2013 International Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 17-19 October 2013. Co-hosted by Queensland University of Technology, and Florida Atlantic University, and American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2013 Fall Conference.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2013
Details
Appointed Member of the Organising Committee for International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Health International Conference, Healthy Buildings 2012 (Brisbane, Queensland)
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2011
Details
Co-Chair of Subtropical Cities 2011 International Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 8-11 March 2011. Co-hosted by Queensland University of Technology, and Florida Atlantic University.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
I was invited by the Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to make a presentation at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, discussing "Intense Collaboration/High Densities: Designing high density buildings and precincts in subtropical environments".
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
The Torrid Zone meeting was held as part of the TropLinks International Symposium 2010 in Cairns. I was invited by the then Qld Chief Scientist, Peter Andrews. to participate in a meeting of a select group of leaders, policy makers and practitioners to focus on advancing knowledge of urbanisation in the tropics; identifying issues and opportunities related to tropical urbanisation and economic development; and building netowrks among leaders, investors, industry and researchers in the filed of tropical urbanisation.
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2010
Details
Building Research & Information (BRI), a leading international research journal with a transdisciplinary approach to the built environment. BRI is a well-established journal in its 38th year and published by Routledge / Taylor and Francis.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2009
Details
Invited member of the jury to select the winner of a National Design competition for the Gold Coast Cultural and Civic Precinct Masterplan.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2008
Details
Australian Institute of Architects State Awards Director for Queensland, 2008.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2006
Details
Invited to join the International Riversymposium Strategic Planning Committee to provide strategic direction regarding the symposium's program and confernece schedule and its future growth and development.
Title
Optimisation of Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort and Energy Usage Within Buildings Located in Busy Transit Oriented Urban Developments
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776542
Start year
2007
Keywords
Indoor Air Quality; Thermal Comfort; Building Energy Efficiency; Air Pollution; HVAC Performance Modelling; Dispersion Modelling
Title
Managing the social, environmental & economic impacts of high density-living within inner-urban sub-tropical environments
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0668911
Start year
2006
Keywords
Social Sustainability; Community Perceptions; Urban Change; Sub tropical design;