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Staff Profile

Dr Elizabeth Karol

Position Senior Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Built Environment
Department Dept of Architecture and Interior Architecture
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 502D.624
Phone +61 8 9266 7260
Fax +61 8 9266 2711
Email E.Karol@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Dr. Elizabeth Karol is an architect, qualified engineer and building surveyor. She has worked as an architect in Asia and the Middle East on multi-million dollar commercial projects. In Australia she has worked as an architect, engineer and building surveyor in Melbourne and Perth.

Elizabeth moved to academia in 1995. Her teaching programs have covered a wide range of disciplines including professional practice, building surveying, building science, ecologically sustainable design and architectural design. She has continued to explore how damage to the natural environment can be reduced and the quality of the built environment can be enhanced through an in-depth understanding of design implications.

In 1997 Elizabeth formulated a unit for Ecologically Sustainable Design. This has evolved over the years  to form an important part of the design thinking in the architecture/interior architecture courses. Elizabeth uses her research to inform her creative practice.

Elizabeth has carried out numerous consultancy assignments in relation to building regulations, environmental design and housing for the aged. She has advised local authorities in relation to sustainability matters, has been a member of a working group considering the development of energy efficiency measures to be included in national building regulations and a judge for a number of energy efficiency awards in Western Australia. She is a member of RAIA Environment Committee and has a place on the editorial board for an international journal entitled Gerontechnology.

Memberships, Awards and Training

Memberships

  • ARAIA;
  • FAIBS.

Awards

  • 199 Hamersley Rd Subiaco 2011
  • Subiaco Sustainable Demonstration Home 2003
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Research Interests

Research Interests

Elizabeth completed her doctoral thesis in the area of energy efficient design in buildings of small floor area. As a result of carrying out extensive thermal monitoring in Perth, she has developed an expertise in designing for thermal comfort. Elizabeth continues to apply her expertise in construction projects. She wss the co-designer of the award winning Subiaco Demonstration Sustainable House, a venture by a local authority to encourage sustainable housing design in Perth, Western Australia. She has also developed a design for a passive solar roof panel heater for seniors’ housing in Perth. Her latest design/build project was a leading edge award winning house in Perth. Her current research focuses on post- occupancy evaluation of projects having credentials associated with social and environmental sustainability.

Research Projects

199 Hamersley Rd Subiaco  - an award winning house on a small site that explores the use of industrial materials whilst creating a feeling of homeliness and spaciousness. strategies for energy and water minimisation are integral to the design process.

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Publications

2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2011

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Creative Works

2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2004

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2003

Creative Works

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