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Timothy O. Adekunle

Assistant Professor

Architecture

College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
860.768.5074 HJG W205D
Education

PhD, University of Kent (United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Cert in Higher Education, University of Kent (United Kingdom)

MArch, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

Bachelor of Technology in Architecture, Federal University of Technology (Akure, Nigeria)

Higher National Diploma in Architectural Technology, Ondo State Polytechnic (Owo, Nigeria)

National Diploma (ND) Architectural Technology, Ondo State Polytechnic (Owo, Nigeria)

Experience

Experience

  • Ph.D. Candidate/Assistant Lecturer, Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, UK
  • Architectural Assistant, CTA & Partners Limited, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Architectural Intern, Timparc International Limited, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria

Volunteer Experience

  • Moderator of conference sessions for Design Principles and Practices Conference UCLA, USA 2012
  • Volunteered member of Post Graduate Students’ Staff Consultative Committee of the School of Built Environment, University of Nottingham, UK

Professional Service

  • Reviewer for the International Journal of the Constructed Environment
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Energy and Buildings

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Research and Awards

Research Interests

  • Architectural design and technology
  • Sustainable building design and materials
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Modern methods of construction
  • Prefabricated building design and construction
  • Thermal comfort of indoor occupants
  • Post-occupancy evaluation and dynamic building modelling and simulation

Academic Awards

  • University of Kent Postgraduate Research Scholarships for PhD program
  • Design Conference Graduate Scholar Award at the Sixth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, UCLA
  • Developing Solutions Scholarship for postgraduate program (MArch) degree at the University of Nottingham, UK
  • Awarded the Departmental Prize for being the overall best student in the Department of Architecture with the highest cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the degree examinations during the 2006 University (FUTA) convocation
  • Overall best student (HND) in the Department of Architectural Technology with the highest cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
  • Overall best student (ND) in the Department of Architectural Technology with the highest cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Book Chapter
  • Odeyale, T.O., Adekunle, T.O. (2008). Innovative and sustainable local material in traditional African architecture – Socio-cultural dimension. In Dina D’yala & E. Fodde (Eds), Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance. Taylor & Francis Group, London. pp. 991-998 ISBN: 978-0-415-46872-5
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Peer-reviewed Conference Papers
  • Adekunle, T.O. (2019). Stress indexes and occupants’ comfort in structural timber school buildings during cold and warm seasons. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Comfort at the Extremes 2019 (CATE). Dubai, UAE. 10-11 April.
  • Adekunle, T.O. (2019). Indoor air quality, cold stress, and thermal comfort in multi-family timber-frame buildings. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Comfort at the Extremes 2019 (CATE). Dubai, UAE. 10-11 April.
  • Adekunle, T.O. (2018). Summertime overheating and heat stress in multi-family Colonial Revival style timber-frame buildings. In Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA). Hong Kong. 10-12 December.
  • Adekunle T.O. (2018). A field study on occupants’ comfort and cold stress in CLT school buildings. In Proceedings of the 2018 Smart and Sustainable Built Environment Conference, Sydney, Australia. 4-7 December.
  • Sawruk, T., Adekunle T.O., Hegenauer J. (2018). How Sustainable was Connecticut’s Historic Saltbox House? In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB 2018), Visby, Sweden. 26-27 September.
  • Adekunle, T.O., Holmes, S.H., Nikolopoulou, M. (2018). A comparative simulation of the thermal performance of high-rise structural timber buildings. In Proceedings of the2018 International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE), London, UK. 12-13 September. London, UK.
  • Attoye, D.E., Adekunle, T.O., Tabet Aoul, K., Hassan, A. (2018). Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) adoption: A conceptual communication model for research and market proposal. In Proceedings of the ASEE NorthEast 2018 Conference, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA. 27-28 April.
  • Adekunle, T.O. (2018). Thermal comfort and heat stress in cross-laminated timber (CLT) school buildings during occupied and unoccupied periods in summer. In Proceedings of the 10th Windsor Conference, Windsor Great Park, UK. 12-15 April, pp. 1086 - 1101
  • Adekunle, T.O. (2017). Predicting current and future performance of sustainable lightweight buildings. In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE), London, UK. 20-21 December, pp. 229-240. ISBN: 978-1-999797-1-0-2.
  • Adekunle, T.O., Bjarnadottir, S., Oloyede, S. (2017). Occupants’ adaptation and design parameters influencing behavioral actions of occupants in naturally ventilated sustainable timber buildings. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advanced Building Skins (ABS), Bern, Switzerland. 2-3 October, pp. 888-896.
  • Adekunle, T.O., Nikolopoulou, M. (2017). A study on the evaluation of thermal comfort of occupants, summertime and wintertime temperatures in a single prefabricated structural timber dwelling. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), Volume I. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 3-5 July, pp. 575-582. ISBN: 978-0-9928957-5-4
  • Adekunle, T. O., Nikolopoulou, M. (2016). Thermal performance of indoor spaces of prefabricated timber houses during summertime. In Proceedings of the 9thInternational Windsor Conference: Making Comfort Relevant, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK. 7-10 April. London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB), pp.1227-1241. ISBN: 978-0-9928957-3-0.
  • Adekunle, T., Nikolopoulou, M. (2014). Post-occupancy and indoor monitoring surveys to investigate the potential of summertime overheating in UK prefabricated timber houses. In Proceedings of 8th International Windsor Conference: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK. 10-13 April. London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB), pp.1170-1188. ISBN 978-0-9928957-0-9.
Conference Presentations
  • Adekunle, T. O. (2012), ‘Thermal Performance of Low-carbon Prefabricated Homes: Focus on Prefabricated Timber Buildings in the UK’, the Sixth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, January 2012
  • Adekunle, T. O. (2011), ‘Autonomous Living: Eco-social Perspective’, the Second International Conference on the Constructed Environment, University Centre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 2011
  • Adekunle, T. (2011), ‘Thermal Performance of Prefabricated Timber Building in the UK’, Presentation at University of Kent Postgraduate Research Festival, Canterbury, UK, June 2011