Bridging the information gap between the conflicts between energy efficiency requirements and the standards/
Requirements for indoor environmental
Air quality and thermal comfort and the impact this may have on cognitive performance
Health and productivity of occupants, and its application in design and building practice.
I completed my PhD at the Bartlett, UCL, on design implications for healthy buildings adopting an interdisciplinary approach which integrated Building Environmental Engineering with Psychology, Neurology, and Epidemiology for evidence-based design solutions.
My passion is for teaching, practice and research that makes a difference and that investigates the use of environmental context as a generator of ideas. I am a UK RIBA part II architect and Building Information Modelling (BIM) consultant with over 12 years of experience in architectural design and architectural technology, and over 4 years of experience in teaching sustainable architecture and architectural technology.
I authored three key comprehensive journal publications which brought a novel contribution to the sciences of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Thermal Comfort, Thermal Stress and Theory of Adaptation, and Cognitive Performance, and will contribute significantly to Buildings' Standards and Policy Formulation.
I have also contributed in a number of conferences from which my work has received commendation by the key researchers in the field.
I am certified as professional instructor from Autodesk Ltd since 2013 in BIM technology software, Instructor ID: 46184.
Between 2010 and 2014, I have led, and significantly contributed to launching the Architectural Digital Design program at two of the most prestigious universities in Saudi Arabia, namely: Queens' Effat University, and Dar-Elhekma University, also I have led the and launched the Environmental Design program at Dar-Elhekma University.
I have taught and supervised over 200 students in 16 different architectural modules, six of which I have designed and led and successfully managed to obtain accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia that needed to meet the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council's national standard.
During such a duration (2010-2014), I managed to capture a significant fund from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia (projects: 13-ENV1089-89 and 13-ENV928-89) on Environmental Strategic Priorities and Indoor Air Quality for Dar-Elhekma university.
In the UK since January 2015, I assisted in the MSc module of Natural and Mechanical Ventilation of Buildings, and working as a BIM lead in the UK building industry.