Jihad A. A. Awad
  • Jihad A. A. Awad

  • Professor, HOD Architecture Department
  • Ext: 6718

Dr. Jihad Awad is full professor of architecture, currently head of architecture department at Ajman University (AU). Before 2004, he has taught at different Palestinian universities. He holds Dr.-Ing. from University of Stuttgart, Germany, M. Arch. from Kansas State University, USA, and B.Sc. from Yarmouk University, Jordan. He has published several papers and two books: “Rural Houses of Palestine” (in Arabic), and “Top International Architects – Design Concepts in Architecture” (in English). He has organized several workshops and invited many internationally renowned architects to AU: Jencks, Hollein, Koolhaas, van Berkel, Badran, Alsop, Moss, Yansong, Ambasz, Wiscombe, Houben, and Yeang.

Education
  • Dr.-Ing., University of Stuttgart, Germany, 1996
  • M. Arch., Kansas State University, USA, 1989
  • B. Arch. Eng., Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1984
Experience
  • Head of Department, Architectural Engineering Department, Ajman University, UAE, since 2012 till now.
  • Associate professor, Architectural Engineering Department, Ajman University, UAE, since 2009.
  • Assistant professor, Architectural Engineering Department, Ajman University, UAE, 2004-2009.
  • Assistant professor, Architectural Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, Palestine, 1996-2003. (HOD between 1997-2000)
  • Lecturer, Architectural Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, Palestine, 1989-1991.
  • Teaching Assistant, Architectural Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, Palestine, 1984-1986.
Teaching Area
  • Architectural Design courses (I - VI)
  • Architecture & Urban Environment in the Gulf Region (graduate course M.Sc. in Urban Design)
  • Islamic Architecture
  • Modern & Contemporary Architecture
Research
  • Traditional Architecture and Heritage Conservation
  • Architecture of the Islamic World
  • Housing
  • Smart Cities
  • Modern & Contemporary Architecture
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Awad, J. (2017), "Conserving the Palestinian Architectural Heritage", paper submitted to the conference Islamic Heritage Architecture 2016, in Valencia, Spain, 17-19 May 2016, published in the International Journal of Heritage Architecture, WIT Press, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2017, pp. 451-460, (ISSN: 2058-8321 paper format, ISSN: 2058-833X online). https://www.witpress.com/elibrary/ha-volumes/1/3/1235
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Member of the International Editorial Board for the Journal of Islamic Architecture – JIA (ISSN 2086-2636, e-ISSN 2356-4644). http://ejournal.uin-malang.ac.id/index.php/JIA/about/editorialTeam
  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of Islamic Heritage 2018, to be held in Malta, from 17 - 19 April 2018.
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee for the 4th International Architectural Conservation Conference & Exhibition “Sustainable heritage: global vision local experience”, 8-10 February 2016, organized by Dubai Municipality. Also session moderator. http://ahconference.ae/scientific-committee/
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Heritage Architecture. (http://www.witpress.com/journals/ha)
  • Member in the Board of Editors of the journal "Open House International" http://www.openhouse-int.com/beditors.html
  • Reviewer for the Journal Frontiers of Architectural Research (FOAR)
  • Member of the International Review Board for LONAARD Magazine (London Art and Architecture Research & Design Group), London. http://www.lonaard.com/magazine.html
  • Honorary member in World Architecture Community: http://www.worldarchitecture.org/community/?users=honorary