Jamal Al-Qawasmi, Ph.D.


Dep. of Architecture, King Fahd University for Petroleum & Minerals

 

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Jamal Al-Qawasmi, Ph.D.

Department of Architecture,

 KFUPM, P.O.Box 312, Dhahran, SA

Phone: 00966-501121053,

 Fax: 00966-3-8603210,

 e-mail: jamalq[at]kfupm.edu.sa

 

Biography

Dr. Jamal Al-Qawasmi is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.  Al-Qawasmi obtained a B.Sc. in Architecture in 1987, Msc Arch 1993, followed by a PhD in architecture in 1999 from Texas A&M University.  Since 1993 he has been involved in teaching architecture and design computing in several universities.  He also involved heavily in research and consultation.  His academic experience includes teaching courses on Design Computing, Design methods, Theories of Architecture, Applications of IT in Design, and various types of Design Studios. His professional experience includes designing and consultancy for several private and public agencies. He is regularly attending international conferences and is member in several regional and international scientific and professional organizations such as ACADIA, eCAADe, ASCAAD.  He also delivered lectures and public presentations in several countries in the region and abroad.  He is the co-editor of several books such as "Design Computing in Architecture: Rethinking the Discourse", "changing Trends in Architectural Design Education", and “Reginal Architecture in the Age of Globalization”. He is also a guest editor of the coming special issue of Open House International about "Architecture in the Digital Age". Currently he is involved in editing a two volume book about Contemporary Architecture in the Arab Region.

His interests include computer-mediated collaborative design, architectural education, virtual design education, and applications of virtual realty in architectural education.  He has published over twenty articles and papers.  He is the founding Chair of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD).  He is also the director for the Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab region (CSAAR). He has organized and managed more than 10  international conferences in the field of architecture, architectural education, and computer and information technology applications in architectural design and education.