Alaa Eldin Hussein Ibrahim Abdou

Dr. AlaaEldin Abdou has more than thirty years of work experience in the design and management of buildings at both academic and practice levels. He is an AIA associate and holds a Ph.D. degree in Project/Design Management from Liverpool University, U.K, a Master of Architecture, and a Master Certificate in Construction Management from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. Abdou has extensive experience in academia in several universities in UAE and Saudi Arabia. He has secured eight research grants and published several articles in international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. During his work in UAE, he served as a Project/Design Management advisor providing several consultations for a number of UAE governmental and private organizations. In addition, he was authorized as ‘Construction Management Expert’ by Judicial Department in the Abu Dhabi Emirates. During his practical career, he served as a Designer, Project Architect, and Design/Project Manager for more than forty prestigious projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

  • Ph.D. Project & Design Management, University of Liverpool, UK, 2007
  • Master of Architecture (M. Arch), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), USA, 1995
  • Master Certificate in Construction Management (MCCM), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), USA, 1995
  • B.Sc. Architectural Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1988
  • Assistant Professor Architectural Engineering Department, Ajman University, UAE , August 2021 - present
  • Head of Department , Architectural Engineering Department, UBT University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia , September 2019 – August 2021
  • Assistant Professor, Architecture Department, EFFAT University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 2018 – June 2019
  • Head of Department, Architectural Engineering Department, Alhosn University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 2016 – December 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering Department, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), UAE, August 2008 – June 2016
  • Instructor, Architectural Engineering Department, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), UAE, August 1996 – July 2008
  • Project/Design Manager, (Cegelic) France in JV with Qatari Engineering and Associates, Doha, Qatar, December 1995- August 1996
  • Project Architect, Agri Consult VBB, Stockholm in JV with Qatari Engineering and Associates, Doha, Qatar, February 1992 -April 1993
  • Senior Architect, Architecture & Planning Group (APG),Alexandria, Egypt, January 1991 – February 1992
  • Senior Architect, Engineer Consultant ZAKI M. FARSY, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 1990 – September 1990
  • Architect, AG Architecture Consultant, Alexandria, Egypt, June 1988 - January 1990
Teaching Area
  • Project & Construction Management
  • Building Construction
  • Architectural Design
  • Graduation Project
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Design Management
  • Public/Private Partnership (PPP)
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • IT applications in Project/Design Management
  • Risk Management
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • AIA Associate Member, The American institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Member, Project Management Institute (PMI- AGC)
  • Member, Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers (ESE)
  • Member, Society of Egyptian Architects (SEA)