Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Architecture, November
1998, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (USA).
Dissertation Title: The spatial logic of pedestrian
movement & exploration in the central area of Jeddah: the effect of
spatial configuration on shopping behavior.
Master of Urban
Design & Planning (MUDP), June, 1990, University of
Washington, Seattle (USA).
Thesis Title: Social
revitalization of the historic core of Jeddah, Saudi
Attended courses on Livable
Communities and their Design, 1989-1990 University of British
Columbia, Vancouver (Canada).
Bachelor of City
Planning with honor,5 -year Professional Degree, June, 1985 University
of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
Certificates and professional
A certificate on
Implementation of a Land-based GIS Project for a City, 2002,
Bahrain Center for Studies & Research.
academic license on teaching space syntax compute based techniques, 2001,
University College London, London (UK).
A certificate on
computer-based pedestrian modeling technique, 1997, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Atlanta (USA).
certificate on making cities livable through urban design, 1990, Urban
Design Group, Barkley, Ca (USA).
Sustainable Urban design and development.
Environmental perception and behaviour.
Urban form and Morphology of Islamic
Urban renewal and revitalization of the historic city
Computer-based spatial analysis of buildings and urban
areas (Space Syntax Technique).
Design and planning of residential areas.
Areas of research
Physical Planning and Sustainable Urban Design.
- Preservation and
Revitalization of Historic Areas.
- Urban Form and Morphology of The
- Environmental cognition and Way finding in
- Computer aided planning
- Shopping centres design and performance, modelling
analysis of Pedestrian movement
and shopping behaviour in
Recreational Planning and Urban Tourism.
Hardware: IBM mainframe Environment, IBM and IBM
Application software: Microsoft
Word, Word Perfect, Page Maker, Excel, Power point, Stat View, Adobe
Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Axman, Depth map, Orange box.
Chairman, Department of Architecture (2004-
Department of City & Regional Planning (to 17/09/2000 to 2004).
Chairman of the organizing
committee of the first planning symposium, 2003.
College of Environmental
Design Council, (1217/09/2000 to present.
Member, University Planning Adhoc Committee,
to develop RFP for the strategic.
Plan for KFUPM and University
Vision, Mission, Goals and
Objectives 2002 – 2003.
Member, KFUPM Master Plan
Chairman, of university admission test (Ram 1),
Najran center, 2003.
Chairman, the CRP Academic chair
Member, evaluation of student housing committee,
Member, University Admission & Academic Standing
Member, Department Admission Committee
Member, University, Housing Committee (1991-92),
Member, College Awards Committee
Member, University Admission Test Committee
Member, Department Curriculum Development
Department Textbooks Committee (1998-2000).
Continuing Education Committee (1999 to 2000).
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATIONS & ACTIVITIES:
the Dammam Municipality, 2000-2001.
Manager, for the design of the master plan of Prince Abdullah bin
Abdul Aziz Scinec Park at
KFUPM, 2003-present .
manger, the design competition of the development of Jabal Omar
Project, Makkah Al Mukaramah, 2001.
Examiner for Ph. D thesis on MONITORING URBAN SPRAWL AND ITS
SUITABILITY ANALYSIS IN ALIGARH CITY USING REMOTE SENSING AND GIS
TECHNIQUES" in Remote Sensing Application Center Aligarh Muslim
University, Aligarh, India.2003.
investigator on" the university funded research on " A SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF MALL DESIGN AND
PERFORMANCE, 2000- 2002.
many research papers in local Refereed Journals.
curricula and course packs for:
Planning Theory – CRP 502/CRP
Computer-aided planning –CRP
culture of cities- CRP
Social and Cultural factors of
design- ARC 452
Special Topic on Islamic
Architecture- ARC 443
CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:
1- “Students Learning at KFUPM:
Challenges and opportunities” discussion Forum, Academic Development
Center, Conference Center, March 25,2001, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2- “Striving for excellence in
University Teaching and Learning”, Academic Development Center,
Conference Center, April 28- May 1st, 2001, KFUPM, Dhahran,
3- Workshops on " Preparing to Teach:
Instructional Development Program for Recently Appointed Faculty ",
Academic Development Center, Conference Center, Aug. 26-27,2001, KFUPM,
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
4- “Workshop on How to be an Effective
University Teacher “,Academic Development Center, Conference Center,
September 07 - 08, 2002, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
5- “Workshops on Increasing
Effectiveness as a University Teacher “, Academic Development Center,
Conference Center, September 09 - 11, 2002, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi
6- Sustainable Building ,
International conference, September 23-25, Oslo, Norway.
7- Workshops on
"Introduction to outcome-based program and course assessment", Academic
Development Center, Conference Center, October 7, 2003, KFUPM, Dhahran,
8- Workshop on: The
Role of the Department Chairperson in Sustaining and
Improving the Quality of Teaching, April, 2002, KFUPM.
9- Workshops on “How to Conduct Business
Consulting?” Research Institute, KFUPM, 26-30 Oct. 2002,
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
10- “The First Planning Symposium for
the Development of Academic Planning
Programs and Professional Practice in Saudi
Arabia”, Organizing Committee Chairman, and planning department
meeting Chairmen October 14-15, 2003, Conference Center, KFUPM,
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
(1993), Revitalization of the Historic Core of Jeddah; Saudi
Arabia, The Proceedings of Making cities livable conference, San
(2000), The spatial dimension of shopping behaviour in the inner
shopping areas of Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia, Proceedings of IFHP 2000 Urban networks, Rotterdam, the
(2002), SYNTACTIC MODELLING AND ANALYSIS: A GIS Adaptation and
Enhancement for Effective Pedestrian and Vehicular Systems, Proceedings of GIS International conference, Bahrain.
(2002),The Expansions of the Holy Mosque of Makkah in Saudi Arabia.
Reign of King Fahd Al Saud: An Urban Morphological Study, Proceedings of
IFHP- Remaking cities: Preservation and creation, Ljubhjana, Slovenia
LIST OF COURSES TAUGHT
501 Planning Theory
443 Special Topic on Islamic Architecture: Architectural Arrangement of
the Traditional Islamic Market Place and Suqs.
452 Social Cultural Factors in Design
507 Computer-aided Planning