Research Profile

Kevin McCartney

Biography

Research Interests

Research carried out from the mid-1970’s till the present has aimed to improve the ability of the architectural profession to design a high quality, more sustainable built environment. This goal has been approached from several directions: from testing novel applications of technology; contributing to design process theory; empirical investigation of the potential and impact of new representational media on the design process; testing, dissemination and application of the principles and tools of bioclimatic design; and  analysis of the thermal performance of architecture. These contributions to the development of sustainable architecture have been acknowledged in the last fifteen years through appointments to international scientific committees, and invitations to act as a keynote speaker/rapporteur. In terms of design products and the constructed environment, the positive impact of the research activity is reflected in the award of joint First Prize in the RIBA International Competition for the Design of a Sustainable School (with C. Stansfield Smith and J. Pardey, 2001), and citation in both professional (AJ) and popular (Channel 4’s Grand Designs) journals for Sellers House (2003, 2005), for which he was the environmental consultant. The intelligent environment conceptual work has found architectural expression in the Portsmouth Smart Homes, opened in 2004. (The latter schemes arose from collaborations with John Pardey Architects)

 

In addition, the development and dissemination of research methodologies appropriate for design students and the architectural profession, which was initially a means to another end, has in itself been recognised internationally as being a significant impact on both the academies of architecture, and also in the development of new forms of professional practice. Personal impact in this area has been recognised by invitations to run intensive training sessions for doctoral students, and to contribute to the development of international initiatives in architectural doctoral colleges in Nordic and Baltic countries, and invitations to serve on the scientific committee of the EURAU conferences which have sought to raise the status and recognition of architectural research.

 

To be more specific, work from 1996 – 2012, has made a contribution to the developing technologies of the Smart Home/Intelligent Building concept, and to the adaptation of the design process to facilitate the exploitation of interactive technologies in architecture. This led to inclusion in a team of over 60 researchers working to establish a national centre of excellence, on the NEMBES project funded with a multi-million PRTLI-IV grant. Earlier work led directly to the construction of the Portsmouth Homes for tenants with severe constraints on limb mobility, and was publicised through exhibitions, a BBC Television feature, the Financial Times and in specialist and local press. The Portsmouth work has also been presented to the scientific community through a cited, refereed journal paper, and 12 refereed conference papers The originality of the approach has been recognised in the comments of the scientific referees to the joint American/European EAAE/ARCC architectural research conference in 2008. The contribution was also recognised through the financial support of the Housing Corporation’s Innovation and Good Practice Grant of £105,000 and University of Portsmouth, which devoted £70k to developing the design process work in 2005, and a bursary for a doctoral student to contribute to the area. 

 

Work from 1980-96 developed and tested new models of the architectural design process, and investigated the means of influencing the process through presentation of technical information in different formats and media. This work focussed particularly on ways in which designers could design more climatically-responsive, energy-efficient architecture and laid the foundation for later empirical investigation of the effectiveness of bioclimatic design and learning tools. The seminal icon model developed in my doctoral thesis (1985) was cited and explained by Prof. Powell in Design Studies, 8.4, 1987, and in CPD seminars by the BRE. Work in the areas of architectural video and interactive media has been cited internationally.

 

Work from 1975 – 1980 was a contribution to the development and diffusion of practical techniques for integrating solar water heating in housing in Europe. The impact is indicated by the international demand for the book “Practical Solar Heating” (1978) which was translated into five languages, and the adaptation of the original text to suit distinctive characteristics of climate and/or construction in the USA and the Netherlands. Illustrations from the book have been reproduced in books by some of the most influential authors on sustainable architecture e.g. Prof. Brenda and Robert Vale (1980), and Prof. Roaf’s Eco House II (2003), marking an impact across three decades.

 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Proposal PreparatkionEnterprise Irl01-FEB-1430-OCT-14€12,500.00
HEA 'Network Embedded Systems' NEMBESHigher Education authority01-OCT-0730-SEP-12€280,654.00
Natural Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.European Union01-MAY-1128-APR-14€100,500.00
EI CS-2014-1031 Proposal PreparationEnterprise Irl30-JUL-1430-APR-15€12,500.00
Preparatory ProjectEuropean Union15-APR-1014-OCT-10€7,500.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(1994)The Culture of Timber.
McCartney K. ; (1994) The Culture of Timber. Winchester: Hampshire County Architect's Dept. [Details]
(1982)Practical Solar Water Heating.
McCartney K. & Ford, B.; (1982) Practical Solar Water Heating. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. [Details]
(1982)Zonwerkboek.
McCartney K. & Sjoerdsma, E.; (1982) Zonwerkboek. Amsterdam Netherlands: Ekologisch Uitgeverij. [Details]
(1978)Practical Solar Heating.
McCartney K. & Ford, B.; (1978) Practical Solar Heating. Dorchester, UK: Prism Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2007)'Design Process in the Interactive Age'
McCartney, K; (2007) 'Design Process in the Interactive Age' In: ARCC/EAAE Conference: Emerging Research & Design, EAAE Transactions. unknown: unknown. [Details]
(1997)'3-D CAAD Modelling... for Conceptual Design'
McCartney and Ismail, A.; (1997) '3-D CAAD Modelling... for Conceptual Design' In: Decision Support Systems in Urban Planning. unknown: E&FN Spon. [Details]
(2014)'Comparison of Traditional Thai Houses with Contemporary Designs'
McCartney, K., Antarikananda, P and Douvlou, E. (2014) 'Comparison of Traditional Thai Houses with Contemporary Designs' In: S. Yannas and W. Weber (eds). Lessons from Vernacular Architecture. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2002)'Smart Homes for Wheelchair Users'
McCartney, K & Chapman, K.; (2002) 'Smart Homes for Wheelchair Users'. Journal of Property Management, 20 (2):153-166 [Details]
(1992)'Narrative Structures Within Architectural Videos'
Rhodes P., McCartney K. & Powell, J.; (1992) 'Narrative Structures Within Architectural Videos'. Design Studies, 13 (4):355-378 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2008)EAAE/ARCC Bi-annual Conference, Changes in Paradigm in Basic Understanding of Architectural Research
McCartney, K ; (2008) Embedded Computing - Current Developments for Tomorrow's Architecture EAAE/ARCC Bi-annual Conference, Changes in Paradigm in Basic Understanding of Architectural Research Copenhagen, , 25-JUN-08 - 28-JUN-08 [Details]
(2008)CD-ROM Proc. of Nordic Architectural Research Conference: Architectural Inquiries
McCartney, K ; (2008) Professional Qualification through Masters by Research: Advantages for the Academic Discipline and the Profession CD-ROM Proc. of Nordic Architectural Research Conference: Architectural Inquiries Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, [Details]
(2006)CD-ROM Proc. iNTA International Network for Tropical Architecture Conference
McCartney, K, Antarikananda, P. & Douvlou, E.; (2006) Simulated Thermal Performance of a Contemporary Design Compared with Traditional Houses in Climatic Regions of Thailand CD-ROM Proc. iNTA International Network for Tropical Architecture Conference Jogjakarta, Indonesia, , 01-APR-06 - 01-APR-06 [Details]
(2006)Proceeding of Passive & Low Energy Architecture, PLEA-2006
McCartney, K, Antarikananda, P. & Douvlou, E. ; (2006) Design of a Climate Responsive Contemporary House in Thailand Proceeding of Passive & Low Energy Architecture, PLEA-2006 University of Geneva, Switzerland, , 06-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06 [Details]
(2005)Proceeding of Unthinkable Doctorates (ed.)
McCartney, K; (2005) Professional Doctorates in the UK: an Appropriate Model for the Design Disciplines? Proceeding of Unthinkable Doctorates (ed.) St Lucas Inst, Brussels, , pp.201-206 [Details]
(2004)Proc. Of eDesign 2004 Conference, Int'l Institute for Design Excellence
McCartney, K; (2004) A Learning Environment for Learning Environmental Design Proc. Of eDesign 2004 Conference, Int'l Institute for Design Excellence Technological University MARA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, , pp.6-11 [Details]
(2004)PLEA-04 Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference
McCartney, K & Matsika, W.; (2004) An Evaluation of the Educational Effectiveness of the Bioclimatic Chart. in Built Environments & Environmental Buildings PLEA-04 Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference Eindhoven, , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04 , pp.1127-1130 [Details]
(2004)EURAU-04, European Research on Architecture & Urban Design
McCartney, K; (2004) The Role of Diagrams in Research EURAU-04, European Research on Architecture & Urban Design Ecole Nationale superieure d¿Archiecture de Marseille, , 01-MAY-04 - 01-MAY-04 , pp.173-178 [Details]
(2003)CD-ROM Proc. Of INCLUDE-2003
McCartney, K & Chapman, K.; (2003) Are Smart Homes Inclusive Homes? CD-ROM Proc. Of INCLUDE-2003 Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London, [Details]
(2002)Information Visualisation IV02, IEEE Computer Society
McCartney, K. & Grundy, N.; (2002) Web-based 3-D Virtual Learning Environments Information Visualisation IV02, IEEE Computer Society Los Alamitos, CA, , pp.383-386 [Details]
(2002)GRECO and ACAD (eds) Design with Environment, PLEA-02, Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference
McCartney, K & Chapman, K.; (2002) Smart Technology to Enhance Solar Heating and Fuel Efficiency GRECO and ACAD (eds) Design with Environment, PLEA-02, Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference Toulouse, France, , 01-JUL-02 - 01-JUL-02 , pp.933-937 [Details]
(2001)Research by Design, Delft University Science
McCartney, K.; (2001) Research Training for Designers: Diagrams & Conceptualisation Research by Design, Delft University Science Delft, NL, , pp.222-228 [Details]
(2001)Cutting Edge Conference, RICS
McCartney, K & Chapman, K.; (2001) Smart Homes for Disabled People Cutting Edge Conference, RICS Oxford, , 01-SEP-01 - 01-SEP-01 [Details]
(1999)The Institution of Structural Engineers
McCartney et al (Contributor); (1999) Building for a Sustainable Future The Institution of Structural Engineers London, [Details]
(1998)poster paper at Intelligent Buildings - Realising the Potential, Int'l. Conference
McCartney, Chapman K. and Pardey,J.; (1998) Smart Homes: Design for Flexibility poster paper at Intelligent Buildings - Realising the Potential, Int'l. Conference Building Research Establishment Watford, , 01-OCT-98 - 01-OCT-98 [Details]
(1997)Proc.of COBRA-97, RICS Foundation
McCartney and El-Bastawisy ; (1997) User interactions & user response in a mixed-mode mechanically naturally ventilated building Proc.of COBRA-97, RICS Foundation   [Details]
(1997)AVOCAAD, St. Lucas Inst. of Architecture
McCartney and Jacobs, A.; (1997) Testing the benefits of animation AVOCAAD, St. Lucas Inst. of Architecture Brussels, , 01-APR-97 - 01-APR-97 [Details]
(1996)Proc. of Visualisation in Design Engineering and Architecture, VIDEA-96
McCartney, K. and Kinsley, J. ; (1996) The use of computational fluid dynamics in the early stages of design Proc. of Visualisation in Design Engineering and Architecture, VIDEA-96 Wessex Institute, Ashworth, Hants, , 01-APR-96 - 01-APR-96 [Details]
(1996)Proc. of Ventilation Towers Conference, Built Environment Performance Analysis Club
McCartney, K. and Paylor, S. ; (1996) Modelled Performance of Portland Building Ventilation Towers Proc. of Ventilation Towers Conference, Built Environment Performance Analysis Club (BEPAC), , 01-OCT-96 - 01-OCT-96 [Details]
(1995)Proc. of Accessory Architecture
McCartney, K. ; (1995) Tropes in Green Architecture Proc. of Accessory Architecture University of Auckland, , 01-JUL-95 - 01-JUL-95 [Details]
(1994)Third National Conference for Teachers of Energy and the Environment in Schools of Architecture
McCartney, K.; (1994) Post-graduate Architectural Education in Energy and the Environment . In: A. Pitts eds. Third National Conference for Teachers of Energy and the Environment in Schools of Architecture University of Sheffield, [Details]
(1993)Proc. European Computer Aided Architectural Education-93
McCartney K. Ismail A. & Rhodes P.; (1993) A Multimedia City Model for Environmental Impact Assessment and Public Consultation Proc. European Computer Aided Architectural Education-93 University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, [Details]
(1993)Proc. of The Challenge of Sustainability
McCartney K.; (1993) Sustainability: Responses in the Professions and Education . In: R. Talbot (ed) eds. Proc. of The Challenge of Sustainability University of Edinburgh, [Details]
(1992)Proceedings of First National Conference for Teachers of Energy and the Environment in Schools of Architecture, British Gas Southern
McCartney, K.; (1992) Bridging the Numeracy Gap Proceedings of First National Conference for Teachers of Energy and the Environment in Schools of Architecture, British Gas Southern Southampton, [Details]
(1991)Representation and Simulation in Architectural Research and Design
McCartney K. & Rhodes P.; (1991) Heroes and Villains and Architectural Video . In: J. Robinson et al (eds.) eds. Representation and Simulation in Architectural Research and Design University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, [Details]
(1991)Architecture and Urban Space, Proc. of PLEA-91 (Seville) Kluwer Academic Press
McCartney K. & Rhodes P.; (1991) Modelling Wind/Building Interactions Using Computer Animated Graphics: An Evaluation of the Educational Effectiveness . In: S. Alvarez et al., (eds) eds. Architecture and Urban Space, Proc. of PLEA-91 (Seville) Kluwer Academic Press Dordrecht, NL, [Details]
(1990)Proc. IMARA 1990, Animated Images and Architectural Representation
McCartney K. & Rhodes P.; (1990) Buildings as Heroes and Villains: Narrative Structures in Architectural Video Proc. IMARA 1990, Animated Images and Architectural Representation Ecole d'Architecture, Bordeaux, [Details]
(1983)Proc. of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA-83 Conference in Crete)
McCartney K. & Yannas, S.; (1983) A Sunspace Retrofit Design Exercise . In: S. Yannas (ed) eds. Proc. of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA-83 Conference in Crete) Pergamon Press, Oxford, [Details]
(1982)The Solar Greenhouse - Architecture and Agriculture, Proc. of UNESCO Intl. Workshop
McCartney K. & Ford, B.; (1982) Thermal Performance Monitoring of a Conservatory Test House The Solar Greenhouse - Architecture and Agriculture, Proc. of UNESCO Intl. Workshop Perpignan, France, [Details]
(1978)Proc. of Zonnenforum, German Solar Energy Society
McCartney K.; (1978) Retrofitting Strategies for Housing Cooperatives Proc. of Zonnenforum, German Solar Energy Society Hamburg, [Details]
(1978)Proc. of 1977 UNESCO Intl. Conference on Buildings and Solar Energy
McCartney K.; (1978) Retrofitting Potential in London Housing Proc. of 1977 UNESCO Intl. Conference on Buildings and Solar Energy RIBA Publications, London, [Details]
(2012)Architectural Educational Encounters
K. McCartney (2012) Embedded Technology as a Test Case for Evaluating the Effect on Curriculum Development and Innovation of a National Award Standard for Architectural Education Architectural Educational Encounters , pp.108-113 [Details]
(2011)Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 2011 5th International Conference on
Dalton, C., McCartney, K. (2011) Salutogenesis: A new paradigm for pervasive computing in healthcare environments? Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 2011 5th International Conference on Dublin, Ireland, , 23-MAY-11 - 26-APR-11 , pp.188-191   [Details]
(2009)CAMS, Dublin
2009 O’Neill, E., McGlinn, K., Bailey, E.,Dobson, S., McCartney, K. (2009) Application Development using Modelling and Dynamical Systems Analysis CAMS, Dublin Dublin, [DOI] [Details]
(2010)Educating Architects towards Innovative Architecture, Transactions on Architectural Education EAAE, 50
K. McCartney (2010) Innovation and Serendipity in Architectural Design and Education . In: C. Spiridonidis & M. Voyatzaki eds. Educating Architects towards Innovative Architecture, Transactions on Architectural Education EAAE, 50 , pp.265-270 [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(1992)Into the Fourth Dimension.
McCartney, K. ; (1992) Into the Fourth Dimension. Delft University, Netherlands: Abstract [Details]

Electronic Source

 YearPublication
(2002)Explore the Mary Rose.
McCartney, K & Grundy, N. et al; (2002) Explore the Mary Rose. Mary Rose Museum Shop, Portsmouth: Electronic Source   [Details]

Presentation

 YearPublication
(2011)Smart Green Buildings.
K. McCartney (2011) Smart Green Buildings. Dublin: Presentation   [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(1999)Smart Homes - Design & Technology Studies.
McCartney & Chapman, K. ; (1999) Smart Homes - Design & Technology Studies. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1998)Smart Homes - Consultation Exercises.
McCartney & Chapman, K. ; (1998) Smart Homes - Consultation Exercises. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1998)Draft Design Report for Ventilation Educational Slide Pack.
Rennie, D., McCartney, K. et al ; (1998) Draft Design Report for Ventilation Educational Slide Pack. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1996)Home Energy Conservation Action.
McCartney, K. & Chapman, K. ; (1996) Home Energy Conservation Action. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1994)Case Study 19: MSc Bioclimatic Architectural Design.
McCartney, K.; (1994) Case Study 19: MSc Bioclimatic Architectural Design. University of Reading: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1985)Passive Solar Housing Design Guide: A Definition Study.
McCartney K. and Yannas, S.; (1985) Passive Solar Housing Design Guide: A Definition Study. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1982)Sunspace Retrofit Design Exercise.
McCartney K. and Yannas, S.; (1982) Sunspace Retrofit Design Exercise. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1980)The Energy Game.
McCartney K & Bird, T.; (1980) The Energy Game. Royal College of Art, London: Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(1985)An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Graphic Characteristics of Architectural Energy Design Aids.
McCartney K.; (1985) An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Graphic Characteristics of Architectural Energy Design Aids. Royal College of Art, London: Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Video recording / TV

 YearPublication
(1991)Air Movements between Buildings.
McCartney, K. and Rhodes, P.; (1991) Air Movements between Buildings. Video recording / TV [Details]
(1990)Nind - A Passive Solar House.
McCartney, K., Rhodes,P., Mackenzie, C. and Powell, J.; (1990) Nind - A Passive Solar House. School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth: Video recording / TV [Details]
(1988)Learning Styles for Teachers of Design.
Powell, J., McCartney, K. Newland, P., Young, J., et al; (1988) Learning Styles for Teachers of Design. School of Architecture, Univ. of Portsmouth: Video recording / TV [Details]
(1987)Technical Scripts for Focussed and Rigorous Information Styles.
McCartney, K.; (1987) Technical Scripts for Focussed and Rigorous Information Styles. University of Portsmouth: Video recording / TV [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1974Richardson Science Scholarship Institute Of Patentees and Inventors
2001First Prize joint award (with C Stansfield Smith & J. Pardey) International Design Competition for Sustainable School RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
1980UK Science Research Council PhD Bursary Royal College of Art, London
1975JE Lessor Award Architectural Association, London
1975Science Research Council Grant: Retrofitting Solar Water Heating in London Housing (primary author of application) Architectural Association, London

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)RIAI/OPW/SEI (Sustainable Energy Ireland) Conference,
McCartney, Kevin; (2008) Sustainable Architecture Now. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], RIAI/OPW/SEI (Sustainable Energy Ireland) Conference, Dublin Castle (attended by three Ministers of State: Ministers for Energy, Environment and OPW) , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2005)RIBA-Southern & ROK 'Value through Sustainability Conference',
McCartney, Kevin; (2005) Co-organiser with two others. [Conference Organising Committee Member], RIBA-Southern & ROK 'Value through Sustainability Conference', University of Portsmouth , 01-JAN-05 - 31-DEC-05. [Details]
(2003)First Annual Meeting of the Educators for Sustainable Design,
McCartney, K.; (2003) The Bioclimatic Bus Stop: A Design Exercise. [Oral Presentation], First Annual Meeting of the Educators for Sustainable Design, unknown , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2001)4-day intensive, Nordic Doctoral Training Programme, School of Architecture,
McCartney, Kevin; (2001) Course Leader. [N/A], 4-day intensive, Nordic Doctoral Training Programme, School of Architecture, Oslo, Norway , 01-JAN-01 - 31-DEC-06. [Details]
(1996)International Wood Science Conference,
McCartney, Kevin; (1996) Timber in Sustainable Architecture. [Oral Presentation], International Wood Science Conference, Edinburgh , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-96. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Academic Board of National University of Irelend's Accredited Colleges Member2008 / 2008
Research Sub-Committee to the Advisory Group on Architectural Policy for Irish Government's Environment Ministry (DoELG) Chair2008 / 2008
West Sussex Design Commission (Chaired by Lord Young former UK Minister for Trade & Industry) Member2005 / 2006
Steering Group for Solent Centre for Architecture & Design Member2005 / 2005
Technical Committee, PLEA-08: Passive & Low Energy Architecture, UCD Dublin 2008 / 2008
Scientific Committee, EURAU-08, Madrid, Spain 2007 / 2007
Scientific Committee, EURAU-04, Marseille, France 2004 / 2004
Nordic Doctoral Network Member2005 / 2007

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Director for Cork Centre for Architectural Education01-SEP-06 /
University of Portsmouth Principal Lecturer01-SEP-92 / 01-SEP-06
University of Portsmouth Senior Lecturer01-JAN-89 / 01-AUG-92
Architectural Association Senior Tutor01-OCT-80 / 01-JUN-89

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1976Architectural Association DIPLOMAunknown
1985Royal College of Art PhDunknown

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Director, Energy Survey Centre, Univ. of Portsmouth Enterprise Ltd.
Main income from sub-contracts from Land & Building Consultants for analyzing housing stocks of Local Authorities and Housing Associations. Also from training surveyors and architects for professional qualifications in the National Home Energy Rating Scheme. 5% of time devoted
Tod Wakefield, Architect, environmental evaluation of house design
Robin Spence, Architect, environmental consultancy re. Scout Environmental Residential Centre
John Pardey, Architect, environmental consultant for Sellers' house
Normal 0  
Portsmouth City Council, training for field energy auditing
Ambient Energy Ltd., Requirements for incorporation of endothermic systems in Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Building Regulations
Normal 0  
Portsmouth City Council, Home Energy Conservation Action Plan
Drivers Jonas, London, Energy Profile Analysis of Housing Stock for Local Authority and Housing Associations in England & Wales
BRE, BRECSU: Training Roadshow for New Thermal Building Regulations
Perkins Ogden Architects, WinchesterThermal simulation of swimming pool enclosure
International Doctoral College, Italy
Invited Critic, Estonian Academy of Arts, for international doctoral college: “Villard d´Honnecourt” based in Italy, focussed on The European City.

Other Activities

 Description

CITATION of Research & KT Outputs

Citation for Environmental Consultant: Dr. Kevin McCartney¿, in Accidental Modernists, Channel 4 Grand Designs Magazine, November 2005, p90-97 (p97)

Kay Howell (ed) (2005) The Learning Federation LS&T R&D Roadmaps:
Building Simulations & Exploration Environments R&D for Technology-Enabled Learning Systems (Draft) http://www.learningfederation.org/sse.pdf (p38) cites McCartney, K. & Grundy, N. (2002). Web-based, three dimensional, virtual learning environments: featuring navigable spaces defined by complex curved surfaces. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information Visualization, 10-12 July 2002, 383 –386.

Lorraine Farrelley (2004) cited McCartney, K. (2001) Research Training for Designers: Diagrams & Conceptualisation, in Research by Design, Transactions on Architectural Education No. 11, Delft University Press, Delft, Netherlands, p222-228, in C. Spiridonidis & M Voyatzaki (Eds) Shaping Architectural Curricula for the European Higher Education Area, Transactions on Architectural Education No. 24, European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), p131-133.

  

J. Grant & J Kellett, June 2002, Renewable Energy Assessment For Conisbrough And Denaby Report No. 19/3, Contract Ref No. 4.1030/C/00-007/2000, for the Direcorate General for Transport & Energy of the European Commission, (Cluster 7 ALTENER Programme). Pages 8 cites system design sizing guidance from Practical Solar Heating, by McCartney & Ford (1978); bibliographic reference on p23.

Bordass, Ford & Schiano (2000) Brian Ford Associates, Fielden Clegg & Bradley, Oscar Faber, Fulcrum Consulting, Colt International and Wilan Group, in Specification of Automatic Vent opening Devices for Natural Ventilation, UK Govt. DETR Partners in Technology Scheme Report, April 2000, Acknowledgements, pii, for ¿case study … assistance¿

John Field, Building Services Journal, February 1997 p19, featured illustrations from the computer animation created by McCartney & Jacobs, first published in Testing the benefits of animation in Nys et al AVOCAAD, St Lucas Inst. Brussels, (1997) p255-262. He commented: ¿A virtual reality model has been developed … to rescue the environment faculty¿s occupants from confusion over the building¿s natural ventilation strategy. … Recent research indicates that new buildings can spin out of control unless they are carefully managed … surely it could become standard practice to provide clients with this kind of operational aid.

John Field, Building Services Journal, February 1997 p20, reproduced

Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation output produced by McCartney, K. and Paylor, S. first reported in (1996) ¿Modelled Performance of Portland Building Ventilation Towers¿ BEPAC conference paper.

Veronica Pantelidis (Virtual Reality and Education Laboratory, East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina USA ) refers to Virtual Cities as Educational Tools by K. McCartney in a review of VRET-97 in Loughborough University, in VR in the Schools, Volume 2, Number 4, March 1997 www.coe.ecu.edu/vr/vrits/2-4lough.htm

R. Hobson, The Times ¿on the pioneering work being done to promote wooden buildings in Britain¿, 16/03/1995, p3 (half page article in the national newspaper).

Citation for “Environmental Consultant: Dr. Kevin McCartney”, in Accidental Modernists, Channel 4 Grand Designs Magazine, November 2005, p90-97 (p97)

Kay Howell (ed) (2005) The Learning Federation LS&T R&D Roadmaps:
Building Simulations & Exploration Environments R&D for Technology-Enabled Learning Systems (Draft) http://www.learningfederation.org/sse.pdf (p38) cites McCartney, K. & Grundy, N. (2002). Web-based, three dimensional, virtual learning environments: featuring navigable spaces defined by complex curved surfaces. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information Visualization, 10-12 July 2002, 383 –386.

Lorraine Farrelley (2004) cited McCartney, K. (2001) Research Training for Designers: Diagrams & Conceptualisation, in Research by Design, Transactions on Architectural Education No. 11, Delft University Press, Delft, Netherlands, p222-228, in C. Spiridonidis & M Voyatzaki (Eds) Shaping Architectural Curricula for the European Higher Education Area, Transactions on Architectural Education No. 24, European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), p131-133.

Prof. Sue Roaf (2003) of Oxford Brookes University, in EcoHouse 2 Architectural Press, Elesevier, London, reproduces images from Practical Solar Heating, by McCartney & Ford (1978) in figures 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4 on p. 231-236, and cites the original on p405. (Roaf’s book was reviewed in Society of Building Science Educators Newsletter (Spring 2004) as follows:”This seminal work is today’s most accessible guide to the aspiring designer of sustainable residential buildings worldwide”)

Citation for “Environmental Consultant: Dr. Kevin McCartney, Portsmouth University”, in a review of Sellers House, Architects’ Journal, 28/08/2003, p33

“The most intelligent element in a smart home is the user” quote from Kevin McCartney’s live presentation was one of just 12 sound-bites selected for the INCLUDE March Newsletter to represent the INCLUDE-2003 International Conference on Inclusive Design at the Royal College of Art in London.
www.hhrc.rca.ac.uk/programmes/include/2003/newsletter.pdf

 “… using technology in this way people who would otherwise need greater care will be able to live more independently. … Although there have been a couple of demonstration houses … these are the first to be lived in.”

David Harmer, Chief Executive, John Grooms Housing Association, London on the opening of Portsmouth Smart Homes, reported in Financial Times, 29/06/2002

Sydney Tallack, resident in Portsmouth Smart Homes, reported in the
Financial Times 29/06/2002 “The most frustrating aspect of having multiple sclerosis is the dependency it creates. … I’m really looking forward to being more independent … basically I’ll be living on my own”

Portsmouth Smart Homes project cited in Disability Now, 8/2002 see website: http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/search/z02_08_Au/dreamscheme.shtml

Full paper reviewer’s report for IEEE Computer Society publication, McCartney & Grundy Web-based 3-D Virtual Learning Environments, Information Visualisation 2002, p383-386
http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/iv/2002/1656/00/16560383abs.htm

Quality rated as “good”  (2nd on a 4-point quality scale).

“20kg/m2/ CO2 a year – ‘very good performance indeed’” Panel of Judges on the performance of Kingsmead School, Canterbury. KMcC – environmental consultant and joint first prize winner (with C Stansfield Smith and J Pardey) of Royal Institute of British Architects,

RIBA Sustainable School Design Award, Architects’ Journal 19/04/2001 p8  

J. Grant & J Kellett, June 2002, Renewable Energy Assessment For Conisbrough And Denaby Report No. 19/3, Contract Ref No. 4.1030/C/00-007/2000, for the Direcorate General for Transport & Energy of the European Commission, (Cluster 7 ALTENER Programme). Pages 8 cites system design sizing guidance from Practical Solar Heating, by McCartney & Ford (1978); bibliographic reference on p23.

Bordass, Ford & Schiano (2000) Brian Ford Associates, Fielden Clegg & Bradley, Oscar Faber, Fulcrum Consulting, Colt International and Wilan Group, in Specification of Automatic Vent opening Devices for Natural Ventilation, UK Govt. DETR Partners in Technology Scheme Report, April 2000, Acknowledgements, pii, for “case study … assistance”

John Field, Building Services Journal, February 1997 p19, featured illustrations from the computer animation created by McCartney & Jacobs, first published in Testing the benefits of animation in Nys et al AVOCAAD, St Lucas Inst. Brussels, (1997) p255-262. He commented: “A virtual reality model has been developed … to rescue the environment faculty’s occupants from confusion over the building’s natural ventilation strategy. … Recent research indicates that new buildings can spin out of control unless they are carefully managed … surely it could become standard practice to provide clients with this kind of operational aid.”

John Field, Building Services Journal, February 1997 p20, reproduced

Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation output produced by McCartney, K. and Paylor, S. first reported in (1996) “Modelled Performance of Portland Building Ventilation Towers” BEPAC conference paper.

Veronica Pantelidis (Virtual Reality and Education Laboratory, East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina USA ) refers to Virtual Cities as Educational Tools by K. McCartney in a review of VRET-97 in Loughborough University, in VR in the Schools, Volume 2, Number 4, March 1997 www.coe.ecu.edu/vr/vrits/2-4lough.htm

R. Hobson, The Times “on the pioneering work being done to promote wooden buildings in Britain”, 16/03/1995, p3 (half page article in the national newspaper).

Reviewers comments on McCartney & Rhodes (1990) “Heroes & Villains and Architectural Video” for the Conference Representation & Simulation in Architectural Research and Design for the ARCC (Architectural Research Centers Consortium), University of Minnesota 31/03 –

1/04/90

 “Very interesting, well-focused and explores new ground” – Reviewer 1
“Looks interesting – recommend to present” – Reviewer 2
”Little has been done to my knowledge in this direction” – Reviewer-3

“Quality” was rated at 5, 5 and 4 (with 5 = excellent)

Sinclair MA, Siemieniuch CE, John PA in a journal paper (1989) A User-centered Approach to Define High-level Requirements for Next-generation CAD Systems for Mechanical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 36 (4): 262-270 November 1989, cited McCartney, K. (1985) An Investigation into the Significance of the Graphic Characterisitics of Architectural Energy Design Aids, PhD Thesis (unpublished) Royal College of Art, London

Prof James Powell in journal paper “Is Design a Trivial Pursuit?” cited McCartney, K. (1985) An Investigation into the Significance of the Graphic Characterisitics of Architectural Energy Design Aids, PhD Thesis (unpublished) Royal College of Art, London, and devoted two pages to an exposition of this work. Design Studies Journal, 8.4 October 1987, p194-195

Prof James Powell, in his Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Portsmouth Polytechnic (1987), cited McCartney, K. (1985) An Investigation into the Significance of the Graphic Characterisitics of Architectural Energy Design Aids, PhD Thesis (unpublished) Royal College of Art, London.

Building Design Energy Supplement, July 1987, p3

“… the new interactive video package developed by Portsmouth Polytechnic School of Architecture … the package presents comprehensive material on energy-efficient design in each of four learning styles” (KMcC authored the “Pragmatic” learning style scripts)

Brenda & Robert Vale (1980) in The Self Sufficient House, Macmillan, cite McCartney (1978) Practical Solar Heating as 1 of 17 texts for further reading (p202) and base the design and many of the illustrations in chapter 19 (p125-139) on McCartney (1978) Ch 12 (p103-120). 

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2015Environmental Design II AT3006Environmental Design II
2015Design Research: Technology Transformations AT6012Design Research: Technology Transformations
2015Environmental Design 1 AT2006Environmental Design 1
2015History and Theory of Architecture 5: Landscape AT3004History and Theory of Architecture 5: Landscape

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