Dr John Rollo

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 1997
Master of Architecture, UCLA, 1992
Bachelor of Architecture, Deakin University, 1990
Bachelor of Arts (Architecture), Deakin University, 1988
Bachelor of Arts (Politics), La Trobe University, 1985

Contact

john.rollo@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78329

Biography

John Rollo is the discipline leader for urban design with the school of Architecture and the Built Environment at Deakin University. With a focus on place making and the perception and visualization of the built environment, he has been providing public sector based urban design research for over fifteen years. He holds qualifications at both Master’s and Doctorate levels from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of California, Los Angeles, and the Martin Centre for Land Use and Built Form Studies at Cambridge University. John has been successfully running the 'Urbanheart Surgery' urban design studio since 1999 which helps to generate discourse on contemporary urban issues between governments, communities, the design professions and higher education. This program has facilitated over fourteen planning and design forums with nine municipalities in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

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Biography summary

• School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University
 Senior lecturer: Urban Design, Planning & Architecture   1998 Cont
• School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University
Interim Head of School October 2007- February 2009
• University of Bath - School of Architecture & Civil Engineering   1995- 98
Full Time Lecturer: History and Theory & Design,
• University of Greenwich - School of Architecture and Landscape 1994- 95
Specialist Lecturer: Formal Theories of Composition, writing and coordinating
workshops in Shape Grammars to the M Sc, Urban Design programs
• University of East London - Faculty of Design and the Built Environment  1993-94 Specialist Lecturer: Formal Theories of Composition
• University of Cambridge, Faculty of Architecture 1992- 95,
Sessional Lecturer: Elementary Mathematics,
Undergraduate Supervisor: Fundamental Principles of Structural Design
• Sydney University - Department of Architectural and Design Sciences 1992. RA  to Dr R. Coyne ARC: The impact of Information Technology on Design Practices
• University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning 1990- 92, RA to Professor T. Knight:  Transformations of Design, Cambridge University Press (1994)

Affiliations

  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • Australian Institute of Architects

Knowledge areas

  • Urban Design
  • Architecture 

Professional activities

Government Publications and Reports

Port Melbourne Waterfront & Station Pier Precinct -Vision &Directions Paper, City of Port Phillip & Port of Melbourne Corporation working group - (May 2006)
Port Melbourne Waterfront Revitalisation - Beacon Cove Precinct Committee for the Minister for Planning (2004-05), City of Port Phillip & Department Sustainability and Environment (DSE)
Beacon Cove Public Open Space Strategic Framework -
(Foreshore Promenade and Stage 8 sandridge Beach Desiogn Articulation) (2004), City of Port Phillip & DSE
What If? From Sandridge Beach to Bay Street- Visions of Port Melbourne
 Vision Scoping Document, City of Port Phillip, (August 2003)
Footscray Skyline Study – Stage 2 - City of Maribyrnong (2002)
What If? Kingsway Corridor, Parting the Weave and inserting New Threads,Vision Scoping paper, City of Port Phillip, Vision Scoping paper (2001)
St Kilda Foreshore Urban Design Framework, City of Port Phillip
(December 1999-2003)

Industry Focused Seminars, Presentations & papers

• Urban Design Forum - (May 2013) “Teaching of Urban Design Skills in Victoria”. Rollo J (Deakin University), Dovey K – (Melbourne University), Gretchen W (RMIT)
• Esteban Y, Rollo J (April 2005) Sustainable in 2030? The impact of population growth on residential built form in and around Melbourne’s inner activity centres. National Planning Congress, Melbourne.
• Honey S, Rollo J, Atkinson (April 2005), Planning for ember attack at Rural/urban Interface, National Planning Congress, Melbourne.
• Urban Design Forum - (April 2005) , Department Sustainability and Environment. Rollo J  “The Offspring of Tame Sow and Wild Boar
What is the Best Conceptual Framework for Doing Urban Design?”
• Toussaint C, Rollo J (Sept 2004) Federally funded aged care provision in regional Victoria: Examining current Provision and Estimating Future Requirements using Population-Based Benchmarks, Australian Population Association, 12th Biennial Conference, Australian National University
• Urban Design Forum - (Sept 2003), Department Sustainability and Environment, Rollo J (Sept 2003) “What Should Universities be Teaching?”
• Toussaint C, Rollo J (Sept 2003) Public Open Space (POS) Provision,
CBCV Community Business Centres of Victoria Conference, Melbourne
• Rollo J, Esteban Y (Sept 2003) “Making Dreaming Affordable - Cutting the Cost on Vision Making: CBCV
• Rollo J, Honey S (August 2003) “The Urban and Rural Interface: Assessing Air Pressure Differences on Building Form Subjected to Ember Attack”  - Australian Safer Communities Awards.
• Rollo J (November 2002) ECO-ISLAND: Urban Heart Surgery 2002 Uncharted Territory and Unlimited Horizons. Architect Victoria
(November Ed. Rollo J, Veron D
• curator, Royal Australian Institute of Architects
SMALL exhibition (Dec 2001)
• Rollo J (March 2001) Grounding the Urban Design Framework.
Royal Australian Institute of Architects, LAN, Bendigo.
• Vernon D, Rollo J, (2000) Working in the Regions: Traces of the Regional City Drawing on Bendigo.  Architect Victoria, (Requested and Accepted) Sept 2000
• Smith C, Swanton K, Rollo J (1999) The Encounter, Drawing on Port Phillip
Architect Victoria, Sept, pp.16-17


 

Awards

Vice Chancellors Award (collaborative)  2009
Outstanding Contribution to Delivering Effective Partnerships 
 
Vice Chancellors Award (collaborative)  2009
Outstanding Contribution through “Innovation”

Emergency Management Australia   2003
Australian Safer Communities, Pre-disaster research - National Award
Modelling Ember Attack Within The Urban Rural Interface

City of Port Phillip, Design Development Award.
Mayor’s Award – Urban Design 2000

Projects

UrbanHeart Surgery’ –“What If?”  -

Graduate Urban Design Studio - School of Architecture and Built Environment
Facilitation & Coordination of the following LGA based Design Research Forums:

• Torquay Town Centre - Surf Coast Shire 2013
• G21 Winchelsea “What If?” population 1,250 – 10,000 (2013-2050) - Surf Coast Shire 2013
• Re discovering the Neighbourhood Centre - High street Belmont - City of Greater Geelong 2012
• Peripheral Vision Looking to the River – Werribee Town Centre - City of Whyndham 2011
• Visions for Bendigo – City of Greater Bendigo 2004
• Visions for Maribyrnong - City of Maribyrnong 2004
• Visions for South Melbourne and port Melbourne - City of Port Phillip 2004
• Regional Urbanism / Warrnambool Heart Beats - Warrnambool 2003
• Visions for Port Melbourne - City of Port Phillip 2003
• Shakespear Grove and West Beach - City of Port Phillip 2003
• Urban Villages / Urban Injections - City of Port Phillip 2002
• Regional Urbanism / Ballarat Heart Beats - Ballarat 2002
• Western Wedge - Geelong 2002
• Crossing the Political Boundary - Melbourne City & Port Phillip 2001
• Urbanism on the Periphery / Drawing on Werribee - Wyndham 2001
• Eco Island - City of Port Phillip 2000
• Finding the Pulse, Urban Heart Beats – Bendigo 2000
• Urban Heart Surgery -Uncharted Territories Unlimited Horizons
  City of Port Phillip 1999

Publications

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2020

More than just healing a scar - understanding the extent of the wound

Alexander Rollo, Yolanda Esteban

(2020), pp. 69-70, Heal the scar: regenerative futures of damaged landscapes, Geelong, Vic., B1

book chapter

Towards sustainable heritage tourism: a space syntax-based analysis method to improve tourists' spatial cognition in Chinese historic districts

Yabing Xu, Alexander Rollo, David Jones, Yolanda Esteban, Hui Tong, Qipeng Mu

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-18, Buildings, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Shape grammar, culture, and generation of vernacular houses (a practice on the villages adjacent to rice fields of Mazandaran, in the north of Iran)

Majid Yousefniapasha, Catherine Teeling, Alexander Rollo, Dick Bunt

(2020), pp. 1-21, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

The promise of vision-making a city: a perpetual journey

A Rollo, Y Esteban

(2019), pp. 268-292, Geelong?s changing landscape: ecology, development and conservation, Clayton, Vic., B1

book chapter
2018

Social value - challenges of conserving cultural heritage in China

Yabing Xu, John Rollo, Yolanda Esteban, David Jones, Hui Tong, Qipeng Mu

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 271-280, AMPS 2018 : Tangible ? Intangible Heritage(s) ? Design, social and cultural critiques on the past, the present and the future : Proceedings of the AMPS Conference, London, Eng., E1

conference
2017

Urbanheart surgery: expanding critical care to city development by linking local government authorities with postgraduate design studios

A Rollo, Y Esteban, D Jones

(2017), pp. 1-13, EcoCity World Summit 2017, Melbourne, Vic, E1

conference
2014

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow : attempting to plan for coastal change in South West Victoria

M Herron, D Jones, J Rollo

(2014), pp. 179-193, UHPH 2014 : Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History : Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference

Learn from yesterday, hope for tomorrow. The Portland coastal landscape - Where will it be in 2050?

Murray Herron, David Jones, Mark Luther, A Rollo

(2014), pp. 286-292, Proceedings of the 5th Jubilee International Conference on Cartography and GIS 2014, Riviera, Bulgaria, E1

conference
2013

Modelling urban growth futures within inner metropolitan Melbourne

Y Esteban, J Rollo

(2013), pp. 91-115, Liveable Cities 2013 : Making cities liveable - designing health cities and sustainable communities : Proceedings of the Making Cities Liveable 2013 conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Working with 'housing variance' to model urban growth futures with inner metropolitan Melbourne

Y Esteban, J Rollo

(2013), pp. 1-15, SOAC 2013 : Proceedings of the 6th State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney, NSW, E1

conference

Can a modelling exercise be developed to aid and foster sustainable planning processes and guide the future growth of a small coastal Australian city?

M Herron, J Rollo, M Luther

(2013), pp. 429-437, ANZAScA 2013 : Proceedings of the 47th International Architectural Science Association Conference : Cutting Edge, Hong Kong, E1

conference

South west Victoria 2012-2050 : are the settlements sustainable?

J Herron, D Jones, J Rollo

(2013), pp. 1-14, ISOCARP 2013 : Proceedings of the 49th Frontiers of Planning Congress, Brisbane, Qld., E1

conference

Perceptions of Place - evaluating experiential qualities of streetscapes

J Rollo, S Barker

(2013), pp. 1-11, SOAC 2013 : Proceedings of the 2013 6th State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney, N. S. .W, E1

conference
2012

Coastal planning, education and the Australian context

M Herron, J Rollo

(2012), pp. 50-61, ANZAPS 2012 : Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Planning Schools Conference, Bendigo, Vic., E1

conference
2011

Aged care, Warrnambool and Bendigo, 2021 ,estimating land-use, connectivity

C Toussaint, J Rollo

(2011), pp. 1-20, Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Air pressure and wind velocity - modelling ember attack within the urban-rural interface

S Honey, J Rollo

(2011), pp. 1-15, Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Urbanheart surgery - A logic of design alternatives

J Rollo, Y Esteban, D Smith

(2011), pp. 3233-3239, MODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty, E1

conference
2008

Between traditions : the villa and the country house

J Rollo

(2008), pp. 1-29, SAHANZ 2008 : History in practice : 25th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Geelong, Australia, E1

conference
2006

Teaching and learning in collaborative group design projects

R Tucker, J Rollo

(2006), Vol. 2, pp. 19-30, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, C1

journal article

Public transport and pedestrian access, the impact of suburban planning on adolescence

J Lambert, J Rollo

(2006), pp. 374-381, ANZAScA 2006 : Challenges for architectural science in changing climates: proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association., Adelaide, S. Aust., E1

conference
2005

Fair assessment and blended learning in collaborative group design projects

R Tucker, J Rollo

(2005), pp. 117-123, Proceedings of the Blended Learning in Science, Teaching and Learning Symposium, Sydney, E1

conference

Sustainable design education: teaching, learning and assessment in collaborative group design projects

R Tucker, J Rollo

(2005), pp. 1-8, Fabricating sustainability : unofficial proceedings of the 39th Annual Architectural Association Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference

Sustainable in 2030? The impact of population growth in Melbourne`s inner activity centres

Y Esteban, J Rollo

(2005), pp. 1-8, Fabricating sustainability : unofficial proceedings of the 39th Annual Architectural Association Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference
2004

Adopting a Computational Approach to Identifying and Modelling Future Development Initiatives within the Urban Context

Yolanda Esteban, David Sowinski, John Rollo

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 39-52, International Journal of Construction Management, C1

journal article

UrbanHeart: a Design Research Forum

John Rollo

(2004), Vol. 8, pp. 325-331, Architectural Research Quarterly, C1-1

journal article

Aged care provision in Greater Bendigo : current provision and future requirements

C Toussaint, J Rollo

(2004), pp. 391-395, Contexts of architecture : proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association ANZAScA and the International Building Performance Simulation Association - Australasia, Launceston, 10-12 November, 2004, Launceston, Australia, E1

conference

2D and 3D modelling of building form subjected to ember attack

S Honey, J Rollo, S Atkinson

(2004), pp. 237-241, Contexts of architecture : proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association ANZAScA and the International Building Performance Simulation Association - Australasia, Launceston, 10-12 November, 2004, Launceston, Australia, E1

conference
2003

Anticipating the uptake and possible implication of digital imaging within the construction industry

J Stabb, J Rollo

(2003), pp. 191-199, AUBEA 2003 : working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

Working with local government to research strategic development within regional Victoria

C Toussaint, J Rollo, J Stabb, A Dawson

(2003), pp. 95-100, AUBEA 2003 : working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association, Geelong, Victoria, E1

conference

Operating a studio within a research culture: the urban heart surgery design research forum

J Rollo

(2003), pp. 1-9, Design + Research project based research in architecture, Melbourne, E1

conference

Cross-discipline collaboration and innovation in the design studio : drawing on the Bath model

R Tucker, J Rollo

(2003), pp. 1-9, Design + Research : project based research in architecture, Melbourne, E1

conference

Identifying opportunities and promoting discourse by modeling future development initiatives

Y Esteban, D Sowinski, J Rollo

(2003), pp. 231-237, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Educators Association: Working Together, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference
2002

Developing benchmarks to determine both relative and sustainable levels of infrastructure for the aged within regional Victoria

C Toussaint, J Rollo

(2002), pp. 527-532, Modern practice of architectural science : from pedagogy to andragogy? : proceedings of the 36th conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Geelong, November, 2002, Geelong, Victoria, E1

conference
2001

From parallel descriptions to parallel grammars: unravelling the complexity of Lutyen's country house folio

J Rollo

(2001), pp. 348-359, Proceedings of mathematics & design 2001 : the 3rd International Mathematics and Design Conference, July 3-5, 2001, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, Deakin University, Geelong, E1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Foundational principles and approaches to building better suburbs (Wyndham City Council)

Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Fiona Andrews, A/Prof Phil Connors, Prof Hisham Elkadi, Dr John Rollo, Dr Ian Warren

  • 2012: $25,000

Wyndham 2040 and Urban Design Assessment for a 21st Century Future (Draft).

Dr John Rollo, Dr Yolanda Esteban

  • 2019: $9,500

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Yabing Xu

Thesis entitled: Spatial Characteristics, Social Value and China¿s Historic Canal Towns

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2019

Dina El Kordy

Thesis entitled: Correlating Al-Madinah Constitution and the Development of Islamic Cities with Sustainable Urban Planning's Aspirations

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2017

Yolanda Esteban

Thesis entitled: Modelling Urban Growth Futures within Inner Metropolitan Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2015

Huda Khaleefa Alsalmi

Thesis entitled: Developing a Spatial Decision Support System for Sustainable Built Environments in Abu Dhabi

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2009

Samuel Honey

Thesis entitled: Planning for Ember Attack within the Interface

Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment

Peter Michael Kirby

Thesis entitled: Relative Affordabilty: Impact of Melbourne 2030 Policy and Transport Infrastructure

Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment

2007

Craig Douglas Toussaint

Thesis entitled: Developments of Benchmarks for Determining Infrastructure Needs for the Aged

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2004

Paul Pires Da Fonte

Thesis entitled: Walter Burley Griffin - Residential

Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment

2003

John Stabb

Thesis entitled: Changing Preferences - Conventional Photography to Digital Imaging in Communicating Architecture

Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment

Associate Supervisor
2017

Bahareh Motamed

Thesis entitled: Colourful Language: An inquiry into colour space and architectural choices

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2016

John Herron

Thesis entitled: Climate Change Resilience and Development Growth of Two Australian Cities 2016-2050: Scenarios for the future of Portland and Hobsons Bay

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

Jeremy Paul Schluter

Thesis entitled: Towards an urban Melbourne: negotiating suburban renewal by understanding place identity

Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment

2014

Gavin Keeney

Thesis entitled: Visual agency in art and architecture

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2012

Mimi Abdul Ghani

Thesis entitled: 3-D Visualisation and GIS as a Common Platform for Planning

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

Bernardo Cuter

Thesis entitled: Transitioning Melbourne to a Water Sensitive City

Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment

2010

Yan Huang

Thesis entitled: Event Study Methodology in Analysing Real Estate Investment Trusts Returns

Master of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Built Environment