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Teaching

  • Research Interests:

​I believe in Architecture as the Art and Science of Buildings. My BSc in Architectural Engineering, with my MSc in Sustainability and my PhD in Environmental Design of Buildings helped me in integrating the different engineering disciplines in the architecture design processes including the structure and construction considerations, electro-mechanical systems, Life safety package, and accessibility, materiality, passive and active systems. Moreover, a three years international training on sustainable teaching funded by the European Union and held in five European countries supported my teaching vision in Architecture. I used to apply Interdisciplinary, Holistic Approach, Inquiry-based learning, Problem oriented, Participatory/interactive teaching approach, Application oriented approached. I am into teaching and I believe that teaching is not only to fill the students’ heads by knowledge but also to let them think and to inspire them. To apply the previous teaching strategies, I employed the following techniques and methods in my teaching: Role-plays and simulations, Group discussions, Group works, Stimulus activities, Debates, Mental Maps, Critical Incidents, Case Studies, Critical reading and writing, Problem bases learning, Fieldwork and outdoor learning, Modelling good practice, and E-learning tools. As a result of my passion in teaching. I have achieved the status of Fellow (FHEA) In recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.

In addition to using the climatic analysis software such as: Weather Tool and Climatic Consultant and the simulation software such as: Autodesk Ecotect, Design Builder, HTB2, Energy Plus, in quantifying the effectiveness of the alternative architectural solutions, I participated in establishing several environmental laboratories in the UK at DSA, Egypt and KSA. Recently, I managed to design and establish an Environmental Laboratory “EDoB lab.” at Effat University through an external fund by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology “KACST”, which includes the “Heliodon” a tool for solar and shadowing analysis, the “Artificial Sky” a tool for lighting analysis for quality and quantity, digital micro-station to record the weather climatic data and hand held equipment and loggers to monitor and record all the internal parameter that affect the human thermal, and visual comfort.

2021 to date Full Professor, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
Dep. of Arch., Faculty of Arch. and Design, Effat University
http://www.effatuniversity.edu.sa/Pages/Homepage.aspx
Main duties includes:
1. Standard-7 Owner-Research and Innovation,
2. Standard-8 Owner- Civic Engagement,
3. Member of the NCAAA committee for national accreditation,
4. Member of the NAAB Committee for Substantial Equivalency accreditation,
5. Member of the Scientific Council, University Council and the Admin Assembly,
6. Chair of the Research Council, and the Graduate Studies Council,
7. Member of the Research Grant Committee on the university level,
8. Teaching the following courses within different semesters:
1. Energy and Design;
2. Colour and Light Principles;
3. Urban Design Thesis;
4. Research methodologies.
2014 to date Associate Professor, Director of the Smart Building Research Centre (SBRC)
Dep. of Arch., Faculty of Arch. and Design, Effat University
http://www.effatuniversity.edu.sa/Pages/Homepage.aspx
Main duties includes:
1. Chairing Standard-7-Research and Innovation,
2. Charing Standard-6_ Facilities and Equipment
3. Member of the NCAAA committee for national accreditation,
4. Member of the NAAB Committee for Substantial Equivalency accreditation,
5. Member of the Scientific Council, Research Council, College Council, and the Department Council,
6. Member of the Research Grant Committee on the university level,
7. Teaching the following courses within different semesters:
5. Different levels of Architectural Design Studios (101, 102, 204, and 408);
6. Coordinator and instructor for the Comprehensive Design Studio;
7. Energy and Design;
8. Colour and Light Principles;
9. Building Construction;
10. Capstone Preparation and Project;
11. Urban Design Thesis;
12. Urban Project.
2021 to date Fellow (FHEA), AdvanceHE, UK. I have achieved the status of Fellow (FHEA) In recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education. Fellowship reference PR215788, Date of Fellowship 03/08/2021;
2014 to date Authorised trainee for Education for Sustainability from the European Union and authorized as Professional Trainer for Sustainable Development, Professional Academy for Teachers, Egypt
http://www.educamp.eu/
http://regional-centre-of-expertise.uni-graz.at/en/research/projekte- partner/abgeschlossene- projekte/educamp/
http://educamp.lfi.rwth-aachen.de/
2013 to date 2013 to date: Expert in Urban Studies (Village level), General Organization of Physical Planning (GOPP)
2009 to Date Lecturer,
Zagazig Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University
http://www.eng.zu.edu.eg/
Main duties included teaching the following courses:
Teaching the following courses:
1. Architectural Design - Year 3;
2. Architectural working Design and Construction Methods – Year 3;
4. Environmental Control – Year 2
2009 to 2011 Visiting Lecture,
6 October High Institute for Architectural Engineering and Business Administration
2006 to date Instructor (Autodesk Ecotect Analysis),
http://usa.autodesk.com/ecotect-analysis/
• 2006 - 2009 - Dundee School of Architecture, College of Art, Sciences and Engineering, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.
• 2009 - 2014 - CADMASTER (Authorised Autodesk Training Centre), Cairo, Egypt
2006 to 2009 Assistant lecture (Part time)
Dundee School of Architecture, College of Art, Sciences and Engineering, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.
Contributed to the development of the EDoB laboratory; and tutoring undergraduate students Year1-5 through using the Environmental Design of Buildings Laboratory within EDoB research unit. This included i) Testing scale models under the Heliodon and the artificial sky ii) Using computer analysis software (Ecotect and Weather Tool) iii) Field studies and data analysis;
2002 – 2005 Assistant lecture (Full time)
Architectural Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt
Main duties were:
1. Studio tutor for Year 2-5 at the department of architecture for the following course; Architectural Design, Building Construction, Architectural Working Design, Architectural Drawing, Surveying, Urban Design and Urban Planning, Shadow and Prospective, Vision training, Free hand drawings;
1999 – 2002 Demonstrator
Architectural Engineering Department, Zagazig University, Egypt​


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