Jihad Awad – Short Bio:
Dr. Jihad Awad is currently an associate professor of architecture at Ajman University of Science & Technology in UAE. He studied architecture and urban design in Jordan, USA and Germany. He has taught at different universities in Palestine and was head of department of architecture at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine (1997-2000).
His main fields of interest are traditional architecture in the Middle East, Islamic architecture and urbanism, and contemporary architecture of the Arab world.
He has published numerous papers and articles in different journals, regional and international. He was involved in organizing many conferences, symposia and workshops. He is member of advisory boards and committees for many journals, associations and institutions.
Currently, he is working on different books: “Design Concepts in Architecture,” with contributions by 80 renowned architects; “Future Visions for Architecture & Cities of the Islamic World,” with contributions by many Arab scholars and architects; and “Rasem Badran: The Architecture of People, Place and Time.”