Dr. Victor Kootin-Sanwu
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Victor Kootin-Sanwu has been a full-time lecturer in the Department of Architecture, KNUST since 1986. Prior to the 2003/04 academic year, he was an architectural consultant. He was an assistant lecturer in the department of Architecture, KNUST.
Victor Kootin-Sanwu holds a B.Sc. (Design), a Postgraduate Diploma (Architecture) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology and a Ph.D. (Architecture) from Texas A&M University, College Station, U.S.A.
Victor has worked as graduate research assistant in the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), Texas A&M University from Sept. 2001 to Sept. 2003 and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Cincinnati, Ohio from August 2004 to July 2006.
- Associate of the Ghana Institute of Architects (AGIA)
- Member of TC4.5 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, (ASHRAE)
- Member, Board of Department of Architecture, Central University College, Accra 2009 to date.
- Architectural Design Studio
- Architectural Science
- Architectural Design Theory
- Climate Control in Tropical Architecture
- Building Performance Modeling and Simulations
- Research Methodology
Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
- Kootin-Sanwu, V. (2004), “An Analysis of Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Housing for Low-Income Residents of Hot and Humid Climates, Volumes I and II,” Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
- Kootin-Sanwu, V., Haberl, J (1999) Development of Energy-Efficient Housing for Low-income Housing Texas Residents. Energy Systems Laboratory Technical Report ESL-TR99/01-01.
Selected Peer Reviewed Conference Publications
- Amos-Abanyie, S. Ohene Akuffo, F and Kootin-Sanwu, V. (2011) Effects of thermal mass, window size and night-time ventilation on peak indoor air temperature in the warm-humid climate of Ghana, "Proceedings of ISHVAC. pp. 64-69.
- D’Auria, V. and Kootin-Sanwu, V. (2010) Between Development and Experiment: The Volta River Project (Un) settling Communities. Proceedings of the conference on production, use and dissemination of Urban Knowledge in the Cities of the South. Brussels 28-30 October 2010. pp. 93-110.
- Kootin-Sanwu, V. (2008) “The Comfort Conditions in Early Post-Colonial Architecture in Ghana’ Paper presented at International Conference in “Docomomo” 2008.
- Kootin-Sanwu, V. (2007) “The Dilemma of Teaching Architectural Science in a School of Architecture”. Paper presented at International Conference on “African Architecture Today” 2007.
- Kootin-Sanwu, V., Haberl, J (2003)“Energy Efficient Housing, a study of a low income housing energy use in Texas” 2003 Paper presented at the 12th Symposium of Hot and Humid buildings, San Antonio, TX
- Kootin-Sanwu, V., Haberl, J and Kim, B. (2000) Comfort Conditions in a Habitat for Humanity House in Central Texas. Proceedings of the Twelfth Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates, May 15-17 2000. San Antonio, Texas.
- Kootin-Sanwu, V. Sreshthraputra, A and Haberl, J (2000) Short term Monitoring to Diagnose Comfort Conditions in a Residence in Central Texas. Proceedings of the Twelfth Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates, May 15-17 2000. San Antonio, Texas.
- Kootin-Sanwu, V., Haberl, J (1999) Short and Long Term Monitoring of Residential Buildings in Texas: Affordable Comfort Conference, April 14-20, 1999, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Kootin-Sanwu, V. (2011). Public Lecture on Energy Efficiency in Buildings “Energy Efficiency in Buildings” Organized by the Ghana Institute of Architects on Friday 26th November, 2011, Accra
- Kootin-Sanwu, V. (2011). Public Lecture on Energy Efficiency in Buildings “Energy Efficiency in Buildings” Organized by the Ghana Green Building Council on Tuesday 8th February, 2011 at the British Council, Accra
- Kootin-Sanwu, V. (2011). Workshop on the Principles and Technologies of Green Buildings “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” Organized by the Ghana Green Building Council on Wednesday 30th March 2011 at the British Council, Accra.
Department of Architecture
College of Art and Built Environment
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Mobile phone: +233 24 597 3967